Carron, Paul Douglas

Rank: Major

Unit: HHC, 2d Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Vilseck, Germany

MOS: 11A – Infantry

Deployments: 5th, both Iraq and Afghanistan

Commission Source: Academy, class of 1999

Date of birth: 15 September 1977

Hometown: Union, Missouri

College: United States Military Academy at West Point

Married: Susan Abernathy Carron

Children: daughter, two-year old Madeline, and unborn son, Luke Douglas

Campaign: Afghanistan

Died: 18 September 2010

Age at death: 33

Cause of death: Noncombat – related incident – suicide

Location of fatality: Qalat, Afghanistan

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA

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Notes: Paul was named a McArthur Leadership Award winner. In August 2008, Paul was selected to serve as the Aide de Camp for the Commanding General, United States Army Europe. Major Carron was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry in 1999.  He served in a variety of assignments to include platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division; platoon leader and XO for the 3/75 Ranger Regiment; company commander in the 25th Infantry Division; company commander for the 5th Ranger Training Brigade; S-3 and executive officer for the 2nd Squadron, 2d Stryker Calvary Regiment.

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