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USN small badgePaul Soderquist

Chaplain Paul Soderquist serviced twice in the U.S. Navy. From 1969 to 1973, Paul served as a Communication Technician (Technical), now called Cryptologist Technician (CTT3-E4).
Basic and Advanced Schools were in Pensacola, FL. Duty stations were Naval Communication Station, Adak, AK, and Naval Security Group Activity, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico.

From 1982 to 1988, following college and seminary, Paul served as a Navy Chaplain (LT-03).  Chaplain’s School was in Newport, RI.  Duty stations were Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC; USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), one of our nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, homeported in Norfolk, VA, with deployment to the Mediterranean 6th Fleet; and Naval Station, Long Beach, CA.

In 1988, the Navy medically retired Paul from service, with service-connected disabilities.  In his retirement, Paul enjoys photography, percussion, and ham radio.

He serves popcorn for the veteran community at the Southeast VA Clinic in Gilbert. Paul and his wife Gail hail originally from the mid-west, and now reside in Mesa, Arizona.

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