From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Paul Station '81

Date of birth: December 29, 1958

Date of death: May 24, 1988

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1981 Lucky Bag:


From the Lucky Bag

From The Los Angeles Times on May 27, 1988:

The Navy on Thursday identified the victim of a drowning that occurred during a SEAL training swim as Lt. Paul Christopher Station of Omaha, Neb. Station's body was found beneath a tug moored at the southern end of the 32nd Street Naval Station after he failed to surface late Tuesday from a routine exercise involving eight members of the Navy's elite SEAL commando unit. Station, 29, a seven-year Navy veteran, and his diving buddy became disoriented underwater, bumped into one another and separated, a Navy spokesman said.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

In high school, Paul participated in the WIAA Sub-Sectional boys’ tennis tournament in May 1976 in Sheboygan. In a cross country meet in September, he ran 3 miles in 18:03 (10th place, winning time 16:02 course record.) He worked on the student newspaper, was a member of the National Honor Society and the math team, and participated in the R-H Aero-space program. In 1975 he was selected to represent Ozaukee County in the National 4-H Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D. C. He was nominated to the Naval Academy by Congressman Bob Kasten (R-Wis.)

From the July-August 1988 issue of Shipmate:

PAUL CHRISTOPHER STATION '81. Lt. Paul C. Station died on 24 May 1988 during a training dive in San Diego, California while assigned to Seal Team Five. Services and burial were held in Omaha, Nebraska.

Paul was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, and attended High School in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He was a Brigade Boxing Champion and majored in Political Science. Upon graduation Paul attended SWOS and was subsequently assigned to USS STEIN (FF-1065), where he completed two WestPac cruises as Damage Control Assistant and Gunnery Officer.

In January 1985, Paul entered Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal Training in Coronado, California, and upon graduation from BUD/S Class 133 was assigned to Seal Team Three where he made two more WestPac tours as a Platoon Commander. Paul reported to Seal Team Five in August 1987.

Paul was an outstanding individual who excelled in every endeavor. He enriched many people's lives and all who knew him share a profound sense of loss.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Station, and his sister, Joanne Station.

Paul was co-valedictorian of his Port Washington, WI high school class, and was a member of the tennis and cross-country teams.

He is buried in Nebraska.

Class of 1981

Paul is one of 14 members of the Class of 1981 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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