Paul Milburn Porter was born June 23, 1950 in Bend , Oregon , a son of Alvie and Bertha Porter. The family later moved to Arkansas , where Paul graduated from high school in 1968. He attended Henderson State College in Arkadelphia for two years before his Vietnam tour.
His awards include the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal with two Bronze Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal, and the Sharpshooter Rifle medal.
He married Rosemary Lambert in 1978, and a son, Harris Adam, was born in 1979.
Paul was a mechanic and enjoyed working with automobiles. An avid reader, he also enjoyed off- roading , fishing and photography.
He was ill for many years before passing away March 11, 1994 , from Agent Orange related illness. A member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church , he is buried in Fancy Hill Cemetery in Caddo Gap, AR.
Survivors include his son and wife, Brandi; three grandchildren, Taylor, Noah and Hanna; two brothers, Wilburn and Homer.
His grandchildren would like to know more about their grandfather, and the family welcomes contact, especially from “Larry and Jimmy”.
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