Paul served as a Private First Class, Battery A, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Lea County, New Mexico prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 19, 1941, prior to the war, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the production of miscellaneous petroleum and coal products and also as Single, without dependents.
Paul became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on October 10, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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