photograph with a helmet on.
Considered "recuperated" Paul was sent back to Europe with 29th Infantry to help protect Patton's tanks. They had to guard the tanks while waiting for fuel and then follow them into action. Paul said Patton had his tanks going so fast that they ran to try to keep up. Then, later, he was crawling into a position, leading his men from ahead. when he tripped a mine. This injury was so serious that it ended his combat days. The war was almost over, so he was flown back to hospital in the States near Ft. Dix, where he was able to re-unite with his fiancé. Of course, Paul got the Purple Heart along with the Bronze Star and several other medals. He is a true hero, Thank you Sir for your service.