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Paul H. Allbright

ASU ROTC Achiever and Scholarship Endower

CPT Paul Allbright was born 7 August 1917. CPT Allbright graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Arkansas State College in 1940 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through ROTC. CPT Allbright received the prestigious R.E. Lee Wilson Award as the outstanding senior at Arkansas State College. While at Arkansas State, CPT Allbright was a member of Zeta Tau Zeta fraternity, the Scabbard and Blade, and the Engineering  Club, as well as being listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. CPT Allbright served as a Senior Assistant in the Physics Department and as an Assistant to the Dean of Men.

CPT Allbright went on to serve with the Field Artillery Battalion in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and later at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He was present during the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. 

After CPT Allbright left the Army, he was employed as a civilian on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during the development of the atomic bomb.

CPT Allbright passed away on December 2, 1982, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is survived by his widow, Winnie B. (Stone) Allbright. In 1986, the Paul H. Allbright Memorial Scholarship at Arkansas State University was endowed. Since that time the generosity of this scholarship has made it possible to annually recognize and reward an outstanding A-State ROTC cadet. This contribution to the future of our nation's leadership will continue to produce high quality Officers from A-State ROTC.