Name: Jim Paulk Listen to interview:
Age 86
Branch of Military Served: Navy
Dates Served: 1945-1946
Military Rank: Youman Striker
Born 04/02/27 in Sarasota, FL where he was raised. He quit school in the middle of his senior year so he could join the Navy. He felt that was the only way to learn a trade. After the military he went on the University of Tennessee where he studied dentistry. He also an completed orthodontic program at the university. He graduated in 1953. He then opened his own practice in Sarasota and retired after 32 years.He served on an aircraft carrier when he first went in and was kicked off while in port at Pearl Harbor due to medical reasons. He stated he was then stationed thyere where he took care of medical reports for the higher ranking.
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