Japan was now occupied by the 7th Army under General MacArthur, Far East Command.  Serving in the 11th Airborne, 511 Para Infantry.  Paul was assigned to various duties, guarding Japanese prisoners was one of them.  Paul would received the World War II Victory Medal and The WW2 Occupation (Japan) Medal after the official ending of World War II. 

 

 

 

Paul Christensen, with practice landing nets, 1948

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