America's Fallen Hero's
LCpl Paul "Pauley" Drogos
Paul was born in San Francisco, CA on April 9, 1969 to Peter and Yoshiko Drogos and was raised in Fairfield, CA. Growing up, Paul had a passion for martial arts and firearms. He graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, CA in 1987.
Following his father's footsteps, Paul enlisted in the US Marine Corps and left for boot camp in San Diego in July 1987. Paul was stationed in Naval Weapons Station Earle from 1988-1989 and was deployed with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment to Iraq during the 1st gulf war (Desert Storm) as a Scout Sniper from April to July 1991. Paul loved his county and the Marine Corps.
After serving 4 years in the Marine Corps, Paul became a police officer then spent 23 years as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer at FCC Butner in NC. He was 3 months short of retirement.
Paul loved jazz, his favorite movie was The Song of Music, he loved to eat and cook. Paul was well-known for his awesome coffee making skills. Paul had a heart of gold and he can make anyone laugh and smile.
Paul met his soulmate, Ming (Stumph) Drogos, in March of 2017, they had a fairy-tale like wedding in November 2018 and planned to adopt her two sons, Blake and Tyler, the following year. The tight family of four made plans to travel the world and build a house in the mountains after his retirement.
Paul lost his battle with PTSD on April 15, 2019 on the beach front of Carolina Beach. He always felt peaceful on the beach.
Paul was an avid marksman, a survivalist, a devoted husband, a dedicated bonus dad, a loving son, a caring brother, a steadfast friend to many, a selfless man and man of honor.