Paul  "Airborne" Richards
 Door Gunner -
Crew Chief

Top Tigers & Mustangs

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Albert Aylor (4 photos)
Michael Strauss (3 photos)



















Arrived in unit:  Sept. 1967  -  Sp-4

Departed unit:   Mar.  1968   -  Sp-4

Duties in unit:  Door Gunner & Crew Chief

Other Assignments:   Basic Tng - Ft Bragg 1966; Advanced Infantry - Ft Gordon; Leadership School - Ft Gordon; Airborne School - Ft Benning; Jungle School - RVN; 173rd Airborne Brigade - (Sep)- RVN; 82nd Airborne - Ft Bragg; USARSO - Panama; 206th AVN - Panama Canal Zone; 193rd Avn C0 - Panama Canal Zone; Tropical Survival School - USAF; CBR School - Ft Clayton; Organization of American States Flight Detachment - Central/South America; JOTC - Ft Sherman; Texas State Guard - Asst. Provost Marshal, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas

Training:  see above:

DOS Army:  1970


Family Residence:   Denison, Texas & St Louis, MO

Occupation:  Retired U S Marshal 

Family:  7 children, 4 grandchildren, scattered throughout the USA. 

Hobbies:  Being a dad and a grandfather, Shrine Clown, woodworking, fishing, camping, baseball umpire, traveling throughout the USA and abroad, supporting the Boys Scouts of America,

Remarks:  I was primarily the door gunner and crew chief for WO Paul J. Hill and my door gunner later on was Richard Parnell. Both real great guys! Thank goodness the 68th AHC had a GREAT flight line maintenance crew. Coming to the Top Tigers from the airborne infantry, not being a school trained crew chief, I would have been absolutely lost without Scotty McCullough, "Teddy Bear" Brown, Joseph A. Matusz, and Albert Aylor to help out and teach me all I needed to know about being a successful crew chief. Thanks to all of them from the bottom of my heart! 

After my discharge from the Army on 1970, I joined the Panama Canal Zone Police Department serving as a Police Officer and Detective. I transferred to the US Department of Justice - US Marshals Service, in 1978 and retired from the US Marshals Office, Houston, TX in 1998. 

While assigned to the Houston, TX U.S. Marshals Office, I spent 5 years in the Texas State Guard as the Assistant Provost Marshal, Captain, MP. I left the Texas State Guard when I retired and moved to Missouri. 

Moved to Missouri after retiring and then returned to Texas in 2005. I now divide my time between MO and my Texas Ranch outside Denison, TX when not traveling.!

Email:  last update  Aug. 2006


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