July 04, 2005

Paul Wynn Goes to Iraq

I don't know Paul Wynn, but the Post-Dispatch actually put together a very nice story about the pastor who lives in neighboring St. Peters.

If the Rev. Paul Wynn never returns from the war in Iraq, he wants his wife and children to know he served God and his country.

Wynn's church sermon Sunday was the last he'll deliver for a while. The pastor at the New Covenant Church of St. Peters and the father of five children leaves Tuesday to begin 12 to 18 months of military service in Iraq.

"It's a big, big if," Wynn, 36, of O'Fallon, Mo., told his children recently, "But if something does happen to me, I want you to always remember your dad did the right thing."

The 1990 West Point graduate and former Army football punt returner will spend the summer months in Farmington. Mo., where he'll begin training to lead a unit of 120 soldiers. This fall, he'll go to Fort Sill, Okla., before being deployed to Iraq. Wynn, a major, will lead a crew that supplies food, fuel, water and equipment to soldiers fighting on the ground in Iraq.

After returning from active duty in the Persian Gulf War, Wynn lived with his wife, Sandra, in England while attending Bible college. After finishing school, Wynn returned to Missouri and has served various positions in the church, including youth pastor, Bible training coordinator and full-time pastor for the past 18 months.

He said he felt compelled to rejoin the Army Reserve after the terrorist attacks on the United States.
That's the meat of it. I need to go look to see where that was found within the paper itself. I caught the online version.


Posted by hln at July 4, 2005 06:44 PM | War | TrackBack

you should ask his soldiers how he acts on a daily basis. He if they think he is doing "the right thing"

Posted by: john doe at October 5, 2005 05:59 PM

you really should look into this guy more.....i've heard some things about how he really isn't the most "christian" guy down in oklahoma...

Posted by: a concerned citizen at October 15, 2005 09:13 PM

I came across this blog while looking for the post dispatch article on Major Paul Wynn. Unlike the other two people that left comments, if you click on my name you can send me an e-mail. I have been a close friend of Paul’s for many years. I am not sure what ‘concerned citizen’ and ‘john doe’ are cowardly insinuating, but I know Paul to be a man of integrity. I welcome anyone to “look into this guy more”.

Posted by: Gavin Deakin at November 7, 2005 07:34 PM