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



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. 

The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the Pagosa Springs SUN. Subscribe today by calling (970)264-2100 or click here.

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