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Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
Location of Service: Pacific Islands, Austrailia, Japan
Gender: male
Basic Training: Volunteer Draft
Military Position: Medic, Cheif of Psychiatric Ward
From City: Cleveland
From State: Ohio
Current State: Ohio
Date of Birth: 03/1924
Date Deceased: 08/1997
My War Stories
  
  1942 Overall: Paul was a modest man and didnt like to discuss what he had experienced during the war. After the events at Pearl Harbor he felt obliged to serve his country even before the draft. He became a Sergent in the Psychiatric hospital for the majority of the war moving from hospital to hospital as the American army performed the successful island hoping campain. After the war he went to college tried a a few jobs before becoming a Methodist minister. Paul was a man who always wanted to help people but the war undoughably changed his life.
  1943 Joing the army as W. Paul Mustard his first name was only an inital that the military replaced with William a relatives name. His mother not likeing the name william made it an inital and he was known to everybody as his middle name Paul.
  1944 Working in the Psychatric hospital many patients had suffered from Post-Traumatic Strees and one patient thinking Paul was a Japanese soldier attacked him with a knife. Paul using force or words (unclear which it was) convinced the man that he wasn't Japanese and to put hte knife down.
  1944 First Time Intoxicated: Paul became drunk for the first time overseas, hated it, and never drank alcohol again.
  1945 Signing of the Treaty: He was there and he took pictures when MacArthur and Hirohito signed the unconditional surrender.
  1945 When he arived home there was no party or people waiting. He got of the boat and when home to his mother and siblings.

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  Tokyo World War II. Tokyo World War II. Hiroshima after the atomic bomb. Hiroshima after the atomic bomb. Hospital in Tokyo, Japan World War II. Hospital in Tokyo, Japan World War II.
  General of the Army Douglas MacArthur General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Patients in Japan World War II. Patients in Japan World War II. W. Paul Mustard W. Paul Mustard
  September 2, 1945 Emperor Hirohito signing the document for Japan to formally surrender on the battleship USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. September 2, 1945 Emperor Hirohito signing the document for Japan to formally surrender on the battleship USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. W. Paul Mustard letter of recommendation. W. Paul Mustard letter of recommendation. September 2, 1945 Japanese formally surrender on the battleship USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945 Japanese formally surrender on the battleship USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay