Master Sergeant (Ret.) Paul Anthony Zurawski, age 73, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Thursday July 8, 2021 at his residence.
Paul was born on December 16, 1947 in Chicago, IL to the late Teofil & Agnes Zurawski.
He enlisted in the US army in 1981, and served four years in the 82nd Airborne Division. He spent the remainder of his career in Special Forces after successfully completing the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1985. He served with 7th Special Forces Group and 3rd Special Forces Group. He retired in 2003 after 22 years of service.
His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd Award), Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
Paul is survived by his son, Marcus Zurawski and wife, Laura of Louisburg, NC; grandson, Xander Zurawski; brother Gary Zurawski and wife, Lulu of Chicago, IL.
The family will receive friends on Friday July 16, 2021 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 3pm in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery 8220 Bragg Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC.
Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
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