He graduated from grammar school and attended high school for one year before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on 26 April in Dayton, Ohio shortly after his seventeenth birthday. He then ed Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Brigade, in Hawaii where he was promoted to private first class in December and to lance corporal in October On 18 Augustwhile serving as a fire team leader with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Lcpl Paul placed himself between his wounded comrades and the enemy and delivered effective suppressive fire in order to divert the Viet Cong long enough to allow the casualties to be evacuated.
He fought in this exposed position until he was mortally wounded. He succumbed to his wounds the next day, 19 August Joe Dajon. Bill Gonyo Downey, Cal.
Note from Joshua R. Lipman, Paul's First Lieutenant at the time - This photo was taken by a civilian photographer in an esclrts and sold to the crew as we went on liberty.
I still have a framed copy. Edwin Evans circa Paul preparing to fuel at sea.