Paul Mesick was born June 11, 1909, in Indiana to John and Zuzana Mesick. Paul lived most of his life in the Breckenridge area and later worked as a meat processor. He enlisted in the United States Army on October 1, 1942, and served until being discharged on November 10, 1945. Paul retired from the Swift Incompany and he died on January 9, 1989, in Chicago, Illinois. Today, he rests in Lafayette Township Cemetery. Paul Mesick is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served their county, state, and country during a time of war.