SFC Paul Herman Villarosa was born on Sept 7, 1928. He served 4 years in the US Navy. During the Korea Conflict he received a Presidential Citation for having sent and received messages under fire. After a brief period of civilian life, Paul answered the call to duty again and in 1960 and joined the US Army. After Basic, AIT and Airborne school , he volunteered for the Green Berets US Army Special Forces. He was assigned to Ft Bragg NC where he finished his selection process training and completed his Radio MOS training and was assigned to Train Green Berets as a member of the US Army Special Forces Training Group. He was a Legend at Ft Bragg, said to be able to copy 20 words a minute in each ear. He completed Ranger school in 1964 and later that year served is first tour of Vietnam as an advisor and member of a Special Forces A Team. He returned back to Ft Bragg and resumed his superior knowledge of sending code and teaching Green Berets. In 1967, Paul Volunteered again for Vietnam. This was his 3rd Tour. He was assigned to CCN Special Operations Group 5th Special Forces FOB4 Recon Tm leader "Intruder." He was KIA on Jan 4, 1968 in Laos while on a long range reconnaissance patrol. He was awarded the Nations 2nd highest award (Distinguished Service Cross).
The Citation is as follows:
SFC Villarosa's widow Louise Villarosa resides in Dahlonega, GA, as does her son Thomas Joyner, who was a past Instructor here at the Mountain Ranger Camp.
Respectfully submitted: Thomas Joyner