1969 Lt. Colonel Paul A. Danson, Esq., U. S. Army, Retired


Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Danson, Esq., was born in 1902 in Algona, Iowa, son of Warren C. Danson, Esq., and Cora Walker.  He & his wife, Alice, have two children, Robert who later joined the Air Force and trained here in 1952, and David.

Colonel Danson joined the Army Reserves circa 1930, serving until called to active duty during World War II.  While in the reserves he continued to live in his home town of Algona, Iowa, where he served as a Justice of the Peace.

On the 1st of January 1940 Colonel Danson was called to active duty, and served during the war with the Army Judge Advocate Corps and later in the Korean War.  He was stationed at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California in October 1951 through at least 7 Feb 1952.  Paul retired from the military in 1960 and was living at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Colonel Dawson was a member of the Arizona Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, then called The Retired Officers Association of America.  He served as our 15th Chapter President in 1969.

Colonel Danson died on 1 March 1998 and is buried at Section 6, Site 1320 in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona, beside his wife, Alice.