Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt.) Paul Williams (USMC Ret.) was presented with a Quilt of Valor by Quilts of Valor Foundation Volunteer Presenter, Leslie Walters during a ceremony in front of the WWI monument located in Beaverton, Michigan at Ross Lake Park. The foundation presented GySgt. Williams with a one of a kind, hand made, signed patriotic quilt in honor of his 20 years of service in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter Crew Chief.
He was joined by family members, as they helped him a lot along the way, to honor his families legacy of service to their country. These family members included his grandfather, Ralph Hildenbrand (USA); his son, Shane Williams (USAF); and his brother, Matt Williams (USMC).
After graduating from Beaverton Schools in 1986, GySgt. Williams joined the USMC where he completed several overseas deployments including Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) and was also a Crew Chief for the Presidential Support Squadron 1 (HMX-1). GySgt. Williams retired in 2006 and currently lives in New Bern, NC.