Neill came into our lives through his dear friend, Helen Kho. Helen– who has a special place in our hearts– brought Neill to our home at Xmas 2012. We had close to 30 people at Xmas dinner that year and Neill integrated easily into the group. Neill loved music and played a “cool” harmonica. Together, with Neill on the harp and with me on the uke, we sang a song for Helen at a gathering celebrating Helen’s 80th birthday. We got together a number of times since, and came to appreciate Neill’s thoughtful conversations and insight. We also discovered his passion for military memorabilia, motorcycles and a vintage sport car. We identified with Helen’s deep concern as Neill’s health deteriorated over the past few years. With his passing, Denise and I send our heart-felt condolences to Helen and to all who cared for Neill. Perry and Denise Anderson, Lacolle, Quebec, Canada.
My name is Paul Roman. I am a Retired Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. LTC Neil Paul served with distinction in various Reserve units during the Cold War. Having both served at different times in the 78th Training Division, we both became interested in the aims, objectives, and mission of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. We eventually both served as President of the Central Jersey Chapter in the Department of New Jersey. Neil was a stickler for detail and kept copious notes especially when we attended Department of New Jersey meetings. He continued to proudly wear his Class A uniform, as authorized, to various official functions both at Fort Monmouth and Fort Dix. He ascribed wholeheartedly to military order and discipline. Over the years, he became a good friend to me and to many of our more active participants in ROA. He fought quite a battle in regard to his personal health and loved life dearly. He treasured his collection of military memorabilia almost as much as his prized Indian motorcycles. In his last years, when he could no longer attend meetings. He would maintain contact to ensure that he was "up-to-speed" on current ROA & military affairs: A true Patriot. We will all miss him.