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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 05
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
Member Bio- Rev. Paul Campbell.
(Editor Note: This Bio is reprinted and edited from the June 2010 issue of the Chatter for the benefit of newer members who have joined since then.)
Paul Campbell was born on May 6, 1933 in the small rural town of Monroe, VA. After High School graduation in 1951, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Air force. After a physical and induction in Roanoke, VA, he was sent to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. for basic training.
Upon completion of his training, Paul was sent to West Texas State Univ. to attend a 10 week Tech school in Canyon, TX. After reporting to Elgin AFB in Florida, he
was transferred to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD. In 1952, he was posted to Korea and left on a ship from Pittsburg, CA. to Japan, and from there flew to Taegu (K-2) in Korea. There he worked in a supply squadron with the 5th Air Force. In early 1953, Paul was transferred to Seattle, WA. and assigned to the
445th fighter squadron in Spokane, WA. After his, discharge he plowed a mule for the summer of 1955, and not liking this, he drove his 1949 Mercury to Northern Va. and stayed there for 48 years. Paul worked for Capitol Airlines, Southern Railway, and was called into the Ministry in 1972. He pastored churches in Northern VA, until retiring in 2003 and moved to Stephens City, Va. where he lives with his wife of over 60 years, Geneva.
Paul at the Mercer Middle school in 2017 in Aldie, VA. at a Living History Day program
In 2004, Paul answered the calling again, when he reopened a closed Church in Hamilton, VA. and said he will serve there as long as the Lord permits.
He is serving as Chaplain of VFW Post 2123, and is a member of American Legion Post 21. Paul is also a Charter member of KWVA Shenandoah Valley Chapter 313.
Paul is proud to say “We served, survived and are now enjoying.”