630. BOLDEN – Paul Luther – June 15, 1922 – May 21, 1979

        “Medal of Honor MSGT US Army WWII”

        BOLDEN – Violet Lorine – April 23, 1927 – Blank



Monday, May 21, 1979


Medal Of Honor Winner Paul Bolden Dies at 56


Paul BOLDEN, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner who was Madison County’s most-decorated veteran of World War II, died this morning at Huntsville Hospital.  He was 56.


Bolden was awarded the nation’s highest military honor from President Harry TRUMAN for outstanding bravery in the 1944 Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.  He single-handedly killed 35 German SS troopers while a sergeant commanding an American fighting unit.


For his heroism in the battle and other European campaigns, Bolden was awarded the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre, among other decorations in addition to the Medal of Honor.


Bolden, who worked after the was as a civilian employee at Redstone Arsenal, made his home on a farm near the Tennessee state line at Ardmore.


Spry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Tuesday, May 22, 1979


Paul Bolden


Paul L. BOLDEN, 56, of Route 2, Ardmore, died Monday at Huntsville Hospital.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home Chapel.


Burial will be in Moon Cemetery with full military rites.  The Rev. Tony DEMONBRUN will officiate.


Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet L. BOLDEN; four sons, Paul L. BOLDEN Jr. and Thomas BOLDEN, both of New Hope, Matthew BOLDEN of Fort Knox, Ky., and Aaron BOLDEN of Ardmore, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Jean DEMONBRUN of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Mrs. Linda SHAFER of New Hope and Miss Mary BOLDEN of Ardmore; five brothers, Monroe BOLDEN and James BOLDEN, both of Ardmore and Percy BOLDEN, Floyd BOLDEN and Lloyd BOLDEN, all of Huntsville; three sisters, Mrs. Mammie STEWART and Mrs. Sue ACCARDO, both of Chicago, and Mrs. Bertie Mae MULLER of Ardmore; and four grandchildren.