Paul Eugene Stambaugh was born on March 25th, 1917, and enlisted in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Stambaugh was 22 when the war started, and 24 when he enlisted. His father was Niles W Stambaugh, and his mother was Lillie Stambaugh. Paul had two brothers, Richard and Wilber, and a sister Elsie. The Stambaugh family lived a lower-middle class life with Niles working a manager job. Paul was married to Louella Fern Stambaugh.