Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
September 4, 1918
World War Two
None - see below
Radio-based status quo reinforcement
Paul had a real close call during World War Two — he almost had to serve. Three months in he was "thrown out of the Army [with] an honorable medical discharge," he told People magazine." His critics claim he was given a psychiatric discharge for deliberately wounding himself in the heel," People added. Paul was an ardent hawk until his son Paul Jr. became a Conscientious Objector when he became eligible for the draft — at which point Paul Sr, suddenly began opposing the war.