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April 24, 1998

   Funeral arrangement are incomplete for Paul C. Bolen, 78, of Newark, who died April 24 at the :Licking Memorial Hospital.
   Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Bolen
May 29, 1919  April 24, 1998

   Graveside services for Paul C. Bolen, 78, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, in Wilson Cemetery, with Rev. John Mattis officiating.
   Mr. Bolen, who retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1961, the Newark Air Force Base in 1979 and the Bureau of Standards Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., died April 24, 1998 at the Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 29, 1919, in Beckley, W. Va. to the [sic] Jasper P. and Kate (Duncan) Bolen.
   Mr. Bolen served in the Army from 1940-1949 in the 150th Infantry regiment; the U.S. Air Force from 1959-1961; the OSS (now the CIA); and the U.S. Army Special Forces (now known as the Green Berets).  He received jump wings, re-enlisted and joined the 508th parachute regiment, then the 1st infantry division, in Germany.  He was a survival instructor and retired as a master sergeant for20 years, then worked for the Navy department.
  He was also an accomplished oil painter.
   Mr. Bolen is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dotti and Mike Lewis of Newark and Paula and Perry Wood of Newark; brothers, Fletcher Bolen and Howard Bolen; sisters, Phyllis Brock and Lillian Rucker, and three grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia JM. (Brombacher) on Oct. 4, 1993.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio and the licking Humane Society.

[courtesy of Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan ]

Grave marker for Paul C. Bolen and spouse in Wilson Cemetery, Newark (Licking county), Ohio.

On 26 September 1956, TSgt Paul Bolen was listed on the manifest of the USAT General A W Greely when it arrived in New York, NY.

The Draft Board updated his record to show he had been honorably discharged on 21 October 1945.

However, Paul re-enlisted in the Army on 3 June 1946 and was soon posted overseas again.  On 2 June 1959 he transferred to the U.S. Air Force which was established in September 1947.

On 31 July 1956, now an Air Force TSgt and married, Paul arrived at McGuire AFB, NJ with his wife and 2 daughters aboard a C-118 aircraft, the military version of the Douglas DC-6.  The MATS Flight, A438/X31, originated in Rhein Main, Germany and had stops in Lajes, Azores; Prestwick, Scotland and Goose Bay, Newfoundland.

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