Paul Waples Stanley

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Brady, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HE WAS 25 YEARS OLD WHEN HE ENTERED THE U.S. ARMY AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS, ON MARCH 11, 1941. HIS OVERSEAS CONFLICTS INCLUDED THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS AND FIVE AMPHIBIOUS INVASIONS (TO NORTH AFRICA, SICILY AND ITALY-ANZIO) WITH THE 3RD DIVISION. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR, HE WAS IN COMMAND OF 60 MEN AND LATER BECAME A CAPTAIN IN COMMAND OF A COMPANY OF 200 MEN. HIS HONORS INCLUDE THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, SILVER STAR, BRONZE STAR, PURPLE HEART WITH TWO CLUSTERS, NINE BATTLE STARS AND THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE. HE CONTINUED HIS SERVICE AFTER WWII.