Stanley Arthur Best, the son of Arthur and Beatrice (Dimmick) Best, was born on October 30, 1914, in Schenectady, New York. Stanley worked as a crane operator for General Electric prior to enlisting.

On June 4, 1943, Stanley enlisted in the United States Army and received his training in Texas. He held the rank of Private and served with the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division. Stanley went overseas in March 1944, and on July 3, 1944, was killed in combat in Italy. He is buried in the Park View Cemetery, Schenectady, New York.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry