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Paul G. Gill

Paul Gill, Sr., a native of South Boston, Massachusetts, was the twenty-two-year-old Third Mate on the Liberty Ship SS Nathanael Greene (one of just nine merchant ships to be recognized as a Gallant Ship of World War II), which sailed to Archangel, Russia, with Convoy PQ 18 in September 1942. He enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp at age fifteen, joined the Merchant Marine and made eight passages to European ports as a sixteen-year old, rode the rails across the United States in search of work in 1938; returned to the Merchant Marine and ascended “up the hawse pipe” to become a licensed Merchant Marine officer, participated in the biggest convoy battle of World War II, and received an MBA from Harvard in 1951. Paul George Gill, Sr., died on February 23, 2000.

About the Editor

Paul G. Gill, Jr., M.D. is a fifth-generation South Bostonian. He grew up in Stony Brook, New York, and attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He practiced emergency medicine for thirty-five years and was a freelance medical writer for many of those years. His articles appeared in many outdoor magazines, and his books, The Ragged Mountain Press Guide to Wilderness Medicine & First Aid and The Onboard Medical Handbook were published by McGraw-Hill. He retired from medical practice in 2013, and now spends his time building boats and furniture, sailing, and hiking in the United States and Europe with his wife, Mary.