April 18, 2017

Paul Chisholm - Army Veteran - Virginia

Paul Chisholm
Paul Chisholm, age 38, died on April 17, 2017, near his home in Goochland, Virginia. 

Goochland is the county seat of Goochland County and has a population of under 900. It is located less than 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. 

Sometime before 5:00 a.m., a newspaper courier discovered Paul in a wheelchair outside of his apartment complex. There was a long trail of blood from his apartment unit to several other apartment doors, and then to the parking lot. Paul may have gone from door to door looking for help.

Tragically, Paul was found deceased.

The circumstances of Paul's death are under investigation.

Paul was an Army Veteran. He had served from April 2007 to June 2009. He had been a member of the 101st Airborne. He had been deployed to Afghanistan for most of 2008.

During his term of service, Paul had received six awards, including the Army Commendation Medal.

Paul was injured in Afghanistan and received a medical discharge from the Army.
Angels of God, pray for Paul and
for those who have lost him.

After he had left the Army, Paul had been severely injured in a motor vehicle accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Paul had also suffered greatly from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to his experiences in Afghanistan.

Paul's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a sweet and thoughtful man who could play piano by ear and who loved to fish. He was one of the good guys. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Paul is survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America, Paul.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray for all who suffer.

Pray that Paul is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Russell Thurston said...

Thank you for the very kind article about Paul, he was one of my younger brothers. I have great memories of Paul as a child. He was a funny little boy, and was always very
adventurous. He did talk to me only a few times about his military service and his duties
while deployed with the 101st. I know he served our country with bravery and courage, and I know from my very limited conversations with him that he along with many soldiers were confronted with some very difficult situations, and very difficult of course is a great understatement. Again thank you for you kind words, Paul had a challenging life as an adult. Thanks also goes out to all veterans, especially those engaged in combat, may God watch over us all, but especially those who serve. Russell B.