Colonel (Retired) Paul R. Longgrear, an Arkansas native, was drafted into the US Army in 1965. He was commissioned in 1966. After spending 18 months in training, he went to Vietnam with Special Forces and during 2 tours received a Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge, and was wounded 5 times. Paul left active duty in 1976 to go into full time Christian ministry. He remained in the US Army Reserve and retired with a combined federal service of 26 years. He has been inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame and the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame both located at Fort Benning, Georgia and the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame. Colonel Longgrear is the founder and Director / Chairman of The Board of the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame.