Monday, April 9, 2012

Military Monday: Pvt. Paul Eugene Crim

Pvt. Paul Eugene Crim - circa 1943

Pvt. Paul E. Crim was the son of Oral Perry and Grace Anna (Runyan) Crim. He was born 14 Jan 1924 and died 13 Nov 1992. He was my mother's first cousin and close friend. Paul enlisted in the United States Army on 13 Mar 1943 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

A snippet from the local news...

National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, Indiana) April 6, 1944:

National Road Traveler article dated Apr. 6, 1944

"Clyde Crim visited with his brother Pvt. Paul Crim at College Park, Md. where Pvt. Crim has been taking a specialized training course at the University of Maryland. They were also at Washington, D.C."



  1. Nice surprise. Made me kind of stop and miss my daddy. Realized it's been 20 years since that last visit we had in June 1992.

    Thanks Cuz.

    love ya

    1. I hoped you'd see that! I wish my mom could have seen it too. (Maybe she can!) She sure talked about him a lot. She was extremely fond of him. Hugs to you my dear cousin!