“The plaques were treasured items for Paul. One was given to him by the NSA when he retired after 36 years of service. The other was given presented to him by the U.S. Army for his work with the Special Army Intelligence Operation in South Vietnam in 1967. “
They were two circular memento plaques. They didn’t have much street value, if any, but they were very valuable to Addie Paul. The Valley veteran served in the Army and served our country, working with the National Security Agency for nearly four decades.
Paul was devastated when someone stole those two plaques from his garage storage area last week. He filed a police report with Phoenix police. They came to his home to take the report. That same officer emailed a few days later, inviting him to coffee with him and his supervisor. So they met up at a bagel shop. The officers told Paul the chances of recovering those items were low, so they wanted to give him something.
Phoenix Police Officer Craig Walker and Sergeant Brian Wood presented him with two new plagues, symbolic of ones that were stolen. The officers told Paul it was a token of their appreciation for his service to our country.
The plaques were treasured items for Paul. One was given to him by the NSA when he retired after 36 years of service. The other was given presented to him by the U.S. Army for his work with the Special Army Intelligence Operation in South Vietnam in 1967. And that’s why Paul was so grateful for this incredible gesture.
Paul wrote to Arizona’s family, wanting to bring attention to these good deeds done by the men and women in blue. He wrote:
“I’m sure this act of kindness is but one of many performed, without recognition, every day. These folks deserve our appreciation.”
Paul has quite the resume. He served with the Army and N.S.A in places like Germany, Poland, Vietnam, and Czechoslovakia. He also worked with the Department of Defense in the Pentagon and the White House.
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