by AuxBeacon News Contributor
Paul Michael Bergman, 72, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home. He was born February 3, 1940 in Defiance, Ohio to Alva Frederick and Addie Marie Hasch Bergman.
Bergman was a 1958 graduate of Mark Township High School in Mark Center, Ohio, and a graduate of Indiana University in Kokomo, Indiana. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, member of the USAF Honor Guard in Washington, DC, was in intelligence units overseas, and received distinguished service awards. He was a consultant for Homeland Security. Paul was also a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent, and past Director of the Wabash County Emergency Management Agency. He was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.
Paul Bergman served an abbreviated term as National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol, from August 1996 to March 1998 in between the terms of Rich Anderson and James Bobick.
Brig Gen Richard Anderson: Aug 1993 – Aug 1996
Brig Gen Paul M. Bergman: Aug 1996 – Mar 1998
Brig Gen James C. Bobick: Mar 1998 – Aug 2001
He is survived by his wife, Diana Bergman of Wabash; 2 children, Kenneth Bergman of Columbus, Indiana, and Karen Doug Mays of Wabash.