|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2003|
Edward Paul Battin was born February 15th, 1930 in Lakeland, Florida, the son Walter Sr. & Nellie Battin. He attended schools in Lakeland, Florida; Rockville, Indiana; and South Whitley, Indiana until 1945. In July of 1946 he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer, then served a short time in the United States Navy and the rest of his service career in the United States Air Force from which he retired June 11, 1962. During his years in the service he received numerous citations and awards. Most of his military career was served in overseas duties, including the Korean War, for which he received the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.
Paul married Mildred Jensen of Froid, Montana, on June 10, 1957. They traveled extensively with the United States Air Force and after his military career he served as a police officer in Plentywood, Montana and then as Chief of Police in Circle, Montana, before moving to Glasgow, Montana in 1966 where he worked as a Valley County Sheriff's deputy, and then later worked for Avco as supervisor of the link room. He then became a private police officer at Glasgow Air Force base prior to his retirement in 1978. He and Mildred moved to Miles City in 1985 where they resided until the time of his death.
During his life, Paul enjoyed fishing; making gun grips for his fellow officers, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother, his father, and his brother, Walter Battin Jr.
Paul is survived by 3 sons, Virgil Battin and his special friend Becky Hulford; David Battin and his wife Ellen; Jim Battin and his wife Kris, and their children Andrew and Amanda; and 3 daughters, Laura Smith and her special friend Gary Berg; Mary Battin and her boys, Skyler and Tanner; and Belinda and Justin Gibson and their children, Gabby and Dylan; and a special friend of the family whom Paul always considered a granddaughter, Becky Willems.
Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery
Plot: Section A, Site R6-5
Created by: S. McCoskey
Record added: Dec 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16909575