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First Name: Paul

Last Name: Irvin


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Lehigh Acres, FL
Middle Name: Edward

Date of Birth: 06 October 1949

Date of Death: 12 March 1969

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Paul Edward Irvin

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


PFC Paul Edward Irvin

Paul was, born in Columbus, Ohio on October 6, 1949. He attended Franklin Heights High School, which is where he met his future wife Gail. They were married on May 13, 1968. Paul’s parents had moved to a little town in Florida called Lehigh Acres and the newlyweds quickly followed.

Paul then enlisted in the Army and after Basic Training, on January 14, 1969, he began his tour in Vietnam and just 58 days later was killed in action on March 12, 1969 at Binh Doung Province, South Vietnam.

He received a Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service w/Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medals, and Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.

Gail moved back to Ohio, and has never been back to Florida. We contacted her last year and she was looking forward to coming. When the invites went out we received a letter that she had passed away suddenly on January 24, 2013.

To Gail, we miss you today and you are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Memorabilia on Paul is, housed at the VFW post in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Honoree ID: 255346   Created by: MHOH




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