Stoltzfus was a member of Marius Blackwood's platoon. He was a close friend of Marius, and the first to die in combat. Marius described him as loving and trusting, but not very smart.
Stoltzfus served alongside Marius Blackwood, Cione, Billy Tallman, Marciniak all through their days in the academy. They had been part of the same platoon, and had saved one another on more then one occasion. After their platoon broke up, they all agreed to meet every year in Shiloh in a bar called the Shed.
Stoltfus was the first of the former platoon to die, having met his end by being on the losing side of a large revolt and taking a hollow point round to the face just before his thirteenth birthday.