Paul R. M. Strange, Vietnam War CasualtyPorter County Data on Vietnam War Casualties . . . .

Paul Robert Mack Strange
Corporal, A Company, 60th Infantry, 3rd Battalion
Date of Birth: March 10, 1947
Date of Death: September 13, 1967
Cause of Death: Killed in Action, gunshot/small arms fire
Hometown: Ogden Dunes
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Panel 26 East, Row 68

Newspaper Notices:

Engaged GI Vet Victim

OGDEN DUNES -- An Ogden Dunes family has been notified that their son, an only child, has been killed in action in Vietnam.

Army Cpl. Paul R. Strange, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Strange, 9 Turrett road, was killed Wednesday while on duty with the 9th Infantry division.

A graduate of Portage High school, Strange attended Indiana university before enlisting in the Army in November, 1966. He had been in Vietnam since April.

He was engaged to Cathy St. Germain, of Portage, and they had planned to be married when young Strange completed his tour of duty with the Army.

Rites Pending

Military services for Strange are pending.

The battle in which Strange reportedly was killed occurred shortly after dawn Wednesday when a crack American Army combat team stormed ashore from river gunboats flushing 500 hard-core guerrillas in the muddy Mekong delta.

Strnage was a soldier in the U. S. 9th Infantry Division that disembarked from gunboats and pushed up the Rach Ba river.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 16, 1967; Volume 41, Number 63, Page 1, Column 8

Set Last Rites For Area G.I.

OGDEN DUNES -- Military rites for Cpl. Paul R. M. Strange, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. M. Strange, 9 Turrett road, who was killed in action in Vietnam last Wednesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Olson, Reiser and Frum Portage chapel.

The Rev. Darrell Parker, First Presbyterian church, Valparaiso, will officiate with burial in Calvary cemetery, Portage. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portage Graduate

A resident of Ogden Dunes for seven years, Strange formerly resided in Cedar Lake and East Chicago.

He was a 1965 graduate of Portage High school and attended Indiana university for one year. Before enlisting in the Army in November, 1966, he was employed by Midwest Steel corporation.

He is survived by his parents.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 18, 1967; Volume 41, Number 64, Page 1, Column 3

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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