|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1951|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2003|
La Paz, Bolivia
COL US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 05/19/1973 - 06/07/2003
Colonel Paul Kappelman to Be Inducted into UNL Army ROTC Hall of Fame
WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Auditorium, Nebraska Union, 1400 R St.
Lincoln, Nebraska - November 6, 2003 - Army ROTC at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will induct Colonel Paul B. Kappelman into its Hall of Fame in a Veterans Day ceremony November 11, 2003, at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St. The public ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium.
A 1973 graduate of UNL and its ROTC program, Colonel Kappelman served as a Special Forces officer until his death June 7, 2003, in a climbing accident on Bolivia's Mount Illimani.
Originally from Burton, Nebraska, Colonel Kappelman began his career in the Army as a rifle platoon leader, an executive officer of Operation Detachment Alpha in the 19th Special Forces Group, and as commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion in the 7th Special Forces Group in Panama. He later served as a battalion logistics officer, commander of a combat support company (heavy weapons), assistant operations officer for the 82nd Airborne Division, and battalion executive officer for the 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He became a senior adviser for the armed forces in El Salvador, commander of the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion at Fort Bragg, deputy director of psychological operations and civil affairs in the office of the Secretary of Defense and commander of the U.S. Military Group in Bolivia.
Colonel Kappelman received the Defense Superior Service medal, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service medal.
Distinguished guests at the induction ceremony will include members of Colonel Kappelman's family, fellow Army officers and UNL faculty and alumni.
Louise Virginia Newcomb Kappelman (1921 - 1978)
Jolene Louise Kappelman (1979 - 1979)*
Roger Earl Kappelman (1948 - 2014)*
Paul Bruce Kappelman (1951 - 2003)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 66 SITE 2621
Created by: Cindy R
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
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