Don Shipley sends us a link to the Sulphur Daily News in Sulphur, Louisiana about the town’s awarding of recognition to Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Paul Knox;
Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Paul Knox was recognized for his military service by the Sulphur Armed Forces Commission at the Feb. 10 City Council meeting.
Knox served from 1969 to 1975 in the U.S. Navy as a Navy Seal, leaving with the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. During his military tour of duty, Knox was a Special Operations Seal for Team 4. His service awards and medals include two Purple Hearts, the Navy Cross and the Vietnam Service Ribbon. Knox, a retiree, is currently an active member of the American Legion.
A resident of the area for over 13 years, Knox and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of three children.
Knox received a certificate and city medal from Commission members.
Of course, since you know that Don sent it to us, he’s not a SEAL, nor is he a Navy Cross recipient;
You’d think that the Sulphur Armed Forces Commission could find a computer and check on something so simple. So, since he’s not a SEAL, not awarded the Navy Cross, I’m doubtful about the two Purple Hearts, too. I also don’t think Marilyn Monroe wrote the article either.
So while I was waiting for a call back from Don to pull the trigger, the Sulphur Daily Times pulled the article, but the internet is forever;
ADDED: Mary says his birth date is in 1957. He’s two years younger than me, and I was too young to have been in Vietnam. So, while we don’t have his records, we know he wasn’t a SEAL, we know he wasn’t in Vietnam (combat troops were pulled from Vietnam in 1973, when he was 16, Don says SEALs left Vietnam in 1972), we know he doesn’t have a Navy Cross, we also know he wasn’t an E-8, the Purple Hearts are in question because he wasn’t in Vietnam. Do we really need records on him?
Category: Phony soldiers