Edward Mandell Stone, originally from Milton, enrolled in Harvard Law School with the Class of 1908, and moved to France after graduation. As the First World War raged on and the United Stated maintained a position of neutrality, Stone enlisted as a sergeant in the French army’s machine gun division. While in combat, he was hit by shrapnel and taken to a hospital where he died on February 17, 1917. His former classmate, Rudolph Altrocchi 1908, wrote his obituary in the Crimson: “We do much talking around the Yard about the war, taking sides (usually the same side) with earnest eloquence; but here was a fellow, happy, rich, strong, with a promising life before him, who did not hesitate to volunteer under a foreign banner and sacrifice his life for the cause he thought (and most of us think) right.”