Paul E. Laird II print


Paul E. Laird II
January 27, 1957

    OTISFIELD - Paul E. Laird II, 62 passed at his home after a long battle with cancer with his loving family by his side.
    He was born in Fort Campbell Kentucky on Jan 27, 1957, the son of  Paul Laird & Ellen Myers.
Paul graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1974 and married his high school sweetheart Victoria Sessions in Jan 1977.
    He served in the US Army from 1974 to 1978 as a bulldozer operator. During his service he was sent to Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands to clean up nuclear debris.  Paul was an advocate for his Enewetak Atoll Clean-Up Veterans group, and worked very hard for years trying to get these Veterans recognized as Atomic Veterans and get the compensation they all deserved for their exposure to radiation. To this day our government still will not recognize
them as Atomic Veterans and if they ever do it will come too late for Paul and many others.
    After his military service he worked for Cianbro Corp and Pike Industries for 15 years. He left their employ to start his family business in Bridgton. Lairds Family Tire & Service from 1997 to date.
     He coached youth flag football for Harrison and was a Cub Scout leader also in Harrison.  He loved his family, the  outdoors ,hunting, fishing,  camping, 4 wheeling, riding his motorcycle, but most of all, the time he spend with his wife and family!!
    Paul is survived by his beloved wife Victoria of 42 years of marriage. His son Paul Laird III and his wife Rebecca, grandchildren, Isabella and Karson. His son Joshua Laird and his wife Kayla and grandchildren, Emma, Anna and Cody. His sister Margaret and her husband John Leisenring; sister Linda and her husband William Archer, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews, and his many brothers and sisters of the group Enewetak Atoll Clean-Up Veterans Group. He was predeceased by his parents.
    Visiting hours will be held 1-3PM Sunday, April 7 at the Harrison VFW Hall. A funeral service will follow at 3:30 PM.

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