316th FS 324th FG Posted November 9, 2021 Share #1 Posted November 9, 2021 I thought I'd posted this before, but I guess only on the FB page. Albert Paul joined the USMC in 1910 at age 17 attending Marine Corps boot camp at the Naval shipyards in Norfolk, VA. In 1914, was promoted to Sgt. He received his commission as a 2nd Lt in late 1917 or early 1918. He spent the remainder of the war as a military courier, taking diplomatic messages from Europe to the US. He also served in the US Virgin Islands in 1918. He served in the "Banana Wars" during the 1920's in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. He has the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit on his rack too. He was assigned as the Communications Officer for the 4th Marines in Shanghai, China during the mid-1930’s. During WWII, although most Marines were sent to the Pacific, he was asked to work with the OSS in England, helping to again read decoded German messages. Albert W. Paul was retired in 1946 with the rank of Lt. Col. The European service in WWI and the OSS service in WWII are both unconfirmed. I can find nothing on his enlisted service but he is wearing a GC medal on his ribbon rack in the 40's. Welcome any help filling the gaps on his history Also wondering what I would need to restore the uniform. EGAs and Major insignia for the shoulders. What shirt would have been worn? Cummerbund? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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