- Associated Press - Monday, October 10, 2016

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - The benchmarks in Richard Paul’s life include service in the Air Force during World War II and, coming up this month, his 100th birthday.

The (Quincy) Herald-Whig (https://bit.ly/2dPKwvp) reports they also include a recent mention in the U.S. Senate when Sen. Dick Durbin commended the Quincy man in a statement for his “quiet courage.”

Paul flew bombing missions against the Japanese. He tells the Herald-Whig: “I flew 36 missions and never got a scratch.”

He was born Oct. 23, 1916. Paul worked as a pharmacist after the war, retiring at 69. He now lives in Quincy’s Good Samaritan Home, where he regularly reads, shoots pool and plays dominoes.

He credits his long life to exercise. He says he belonged to a swim club and swam every day for 50 years.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com


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