Retired Marine Corps Col. Paul H. Millichap, 62, a veteran of three amphibious campaigns in World War II, died Saturday at the Iliff nursing home in Dunn Loring, Va., after a heart attack.
Col. Millichap received his Marine Corps commission in May 1941 and served with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific.
He participated in the battle at Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal, and in the fight for Saipan and Tinian islands in the Marianas a year later.
Following the war he was assigned to the supply department at Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington. Later posts included the staff of the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet in Honolulu, Hawaii, and commander of the 2nd Force Service Regiment in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
After retiring from active duty in 1967, he worked for RCA in New Jersey, then returned to Washington in 1971. He worked for North American Rockwell in Arlington before becoming auditor of the Securities Investors Protection Corp. in Washington in 1974. He held this job until his death.
Col. Millichap was born in Hartsville, Pa., and was a 1940 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a master's degree in business administration at Harvard University in 1951.
In addition to the Bronze Star, his medals included the Legion of Merit.
He was a member St. John's Episcopal Chruch in McLean and was a trustee of the Diocese of Virginia. He lived in Vienna.
Survivors include his wife, the former Colleen Tweedle of Vienna; two sons, Peter B. and Mark S., both of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Michele Burgwyn of Raleigh, N.C., and Denise Millichap of Vienna; a sister, Ruth Foust of Leonardstown, Md. and three grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Vienna Rescue Squad.