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Paul Labounty served in the Army from 1971-1973 and was trained in coding and decoding at Fort Leonard Wood, then at radio operator school at Fort Dix. He became a radio teletype operator and went to Germany for 16 months, was in a squadron that guarded the Czech border, drove an M577 personnel carrier, and maintained the vehicle.

After his military service, Paul went to school from 1975-1977 for drafting and design. He worked in many places designing homes, parking ramps, high-pressure boiler power plants, warehouses, and office parks. Paul’s last job was very stressful, contributing to his being medically retired in 2014. He had a medical episode in 2020, landing him in the emergency room and eventually being diagnosed with anca vasculitis. He has been reliant on hemodialysis since 2020 and is been battling extreme fatigue.

Paul and his wife Debra have been married for 50 years, have raised three children. They are enjoying their seven grandchildren and first great-grandchild! He is active in both the VFW and the American Legion, and enjoys walking, fishing, and spending time with the grandkids!

Paul used to be a long-distance runner and with the gift of a new kidney, he has the goal of running three miles, plus getting back to camping and traveling. He has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.

Paul Labounty

Army Veteran

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