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ERIC Number: ED560281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 228
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-6074-9
Paul Mills Ireland III Portrait of a Soldier
Dolan, John P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University
This dissertation explores the life and identity of Paul Mills Ireland, III. The qualitative study was conducted using the portraiture approach and was further developed by incorporating the holistic content approach of analysis in narrative research. This fifth generation soldier was the product of a strong military lineage, most of whom were senior military officers serving as career professionals. Despite early road blocks and personal struggles, Paul established his own military career and defined success on his own terms. A decorated Green Beret and Vietnam Veteran, Paul explored life, returned to his roots, and experienced struggles with his personal health, moral choices, and tragic loss. Regardless of his problems or the mistakes he made, Paul was almost universally loved and admired. He continued to serve his country, reaching the rank of Sergeant Major in the Army. With his health failing him, Paul refused to retire. In November, 2006, he died while on active duty. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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