Born: Winnipeg - Manitoba - Canada
United States Army -
"Americal" 23rd Infantry Div. - 4th Infantry Div.
Paul's U.S. Military Career
|U.S. Armed Forces Oath of
"I, Paul Dufault, do solemnly swear that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to
the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the
United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me,
according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
So help me God."
Basic & Advance Training/Germany
In August 1968 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Paul Dufault
began enlistment procedures in the Armed Forces of The
United States of America. In February 1969, he was
issued a US Visa and in Fargo, ND was sworn in the US Army for a 3-year enlistment
Paul under took basic training in Fort
Lewis, Washington and earned the Rifle "Sharpshooter"
Badge. He then proceeded to Fort Gordon, Georgia for
advance training. His military "orders" were issued for
Germany and served 1-year in Kaiserslautern and Mannheim.
Republic of Vietnam Service
While in Germany, Paul volunteered to serve
in Vietnam and was given new orders for a 1-year "Tour of Duty" in
the central highlands of Vietnam, with the 4th Infantry Division
in An Khe and also with the Americal 23rd Infantry Division in
the Chu-Lai and Duc-Pho regions of Vietnam.
Paul was awarded the "US Army Commendation
Medal", "Republic of Vietnam Service Medal", "Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/60)",
and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal
while serving in Vietnam. He was then transferred to the US mainland, to
finish the remainder of a 3-year military commitment, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
North Dakota Army National Guard
In February 1972, Paul began to serve a
1-year enlistment in the "US Army National Guard of North Dakota"
and was assigned to Fargo, ND (188th Eng.Co.)
and then to Cavalier, ND (Det.2, 957th Eng.Co.) He was then put
on a 2-year "Inactive Reserve" status.
United States Citizenship
In 1982, Paul became a proud U.S. citizen
in the United States District Court of Fargo, North Dakota.
Paul's immense patriotic love for the U.S. has always been demonstrated by his action to
support and defend the Constitution of the United States against
all enemies, foreign and domestic.