From the farm to the front lines: Stan Ellis reflects on growing up and serving his country

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    Photos courtesy Debra Alexander
    Stan Ellis is pictured during his service in the Korean War, year 1950.
    Photos courtesy Debra Alexander
    Stan Ellis salutes at Camp Roberts in 1944.

    By Simone Mounsamy
    Staff Writer

    Stanley Harris Ellis, son of Ross and Ruth Ellis and one of the oldest of nine brothers and sisters, grew up on a farm 10 miles from Phillipsburg, Kan. 

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    SUN photo/Simone Mounsamy
    Stan Ellis sports his decorated veteran cap and Eisenhower jacket outside of his home.