Paul A. Christensen

Paul away from home at thirteen to join the Army.  I was found and sent home.  At 15 he again ran away from home.  After spending a bit of time as a cowboy in Nevada, he enlisted at 15-1/2 into the 11th Airborne. 

Service Foreign Counties

5, May 1948 – 23, Oct19 48 -Japan                            CCF Intervention 1951

5, Jan 1951 – 6, May 1952-                                            Korea First UN Counter Offensive 1951

5, OCT 1952 – 2Jun 1953- Korea                                 CCF Spring Offensive 1951

31, Dec 1955- 29, Apr 1957                                           Korea    UN Summer -Fall Offensive 1951

6, Jun196 2- 18 Oct 1963                                              Vietnam Advisory 1962 Tdy

23, Mar 1965 – 6, Nov 1965                                         MACV – Vietnam                                                              

10, Dec 1965- 7, Dec 1966                                            MACV-SOG Vietnam                      

08, Jul 1968 -17, Jul1 1969                                           MACV-SOG Vietnam

Medals                                                            Awards

Bronze Star                                                                         Combat Infantry Badge 2nd Award

Purple Heart with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters      Parachutist Badge Senior

Air Medal                                                                            Gilder Badge

Joint Service Commendation Medal                         Korean Jump Wings

Meritorious Unit Citation                                              Vietnam Jump Wings

World War II Victory Medal                                         Honorable Service Lapel Button WW2

Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp       

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960)

National Defense Service Medal with 1 bronze star and with 1 silver service star.

Armed forces Expeditionary Medal         

Vietnam Service Medal 

Republic of Vietnam Service Medal         

Korean Warang Medal  

Korean Presidential Unit Citation


UNITS

1946 11th ABN – 511th Parct Inf. – JAPAN- (Private-Sgt)

1950 OCS School – FT Campbell -(1st Lt.)

1950 11th ABN-(1st Lt.)

1951 32nd Infantry -KOREA-(1st Lt.)

1951 TDY Aerial Observer w/7th DivAir SEC – KOREA-(1st Lt.)

1952 8240th AU FECOM (Special Operations) – KOREA-(1st Lt.)

1953 82nd AU FECOM (Special Operations) – KOREA-(1st Lt.)

1954 Air National Guard 188th Ftr. Bomber Sq. Pilot Training (1st Lt.)

1954 Air National Guard 188th Ftr. Bomber Sq. Pilot Training (2nd Lt.)

1955 362nd Infantry -(1st Lt.)

1957 101st ABN -(Sgt)

1960 Special Forces -(Sgt)

1962 1st Group 5th Special Forces -Vietnam  -(Sgt) (Medic)

1965 MACV  -(Sgt) (Intell)

1967 MACVSOG   CCN -CCC-CCS-Vietnam  -(Sgt) (Intell)

1968 MACVSOG    CCN -CCC-CCS- Vietnam (1st Sgt) ( Intell)

1969 Retired -(1st Lt)