Millard Nelson Paul
Born: January 12, 1922 (Merrickville, Ontario)
Died: February 18, 2014 (Bridgewater, New Jersey)
Born in Ontario, Millard (Whitey) Paul moved as a boy with his family to Syracuse, N.Y. The son of an apartment superintendent, he attended Syracuse University on a baseball scholarship, also playing hockey and field lacrosse under coach Fred Schermerhorn. On May 8, 1943, Paul, playing the in-home position, scored the lone Syracuse goal when the Orange suffered a 14-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nittany Lions of Penn State at State College, Pa. Paul received honourable mention at inside attack as a 1943 All-American in lacrosse.
He interrupted his studies to fight in the Second World War, serving as a ski trooper and rock climber with 87th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division in Italy in the Northern Apennines offensive. By war’s end, Paul had risen in rank to lieutenant.
He returned to the university, graduating with a science degree. In 1951, he was recalled to duty, serving in Germany for two years before being discharged as a first lieutenant.
Paul worked for the Union Carbide Corporation, eventually becoming head of sales for the West Coast before retiring in 1984, after which he lived in New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey.