Lt. Col Paul Heinrich served in the United States Air Force from 1969 – 1995. He was a pilot of the C-9 Air Evac mission. During the Vietnam War, he was a member of the 20th Aero Medical Airlift Squad stationed at Clark AB, Philippines. His primary mission was to transport medical patients. Participated in Operation Babylift from Saigon – Tan Son Nhut Airport in 1975.