E. D. Paull lived as a federal fugitive for 38 years, "beating the system" for half his life and using his skills, smarts, and talents to navigate the twists and turns of an adventurous life most people only dream about. His contributions to society include his time served in the Army during the Vietnam War, programs to help Vietnam vets, and his various writings published in several publications, including Connecticut Cruise News, Born to Ride magazine, and Go For a Ride magazine.
His monthly Veterans Tribute Bike articles publicizing the plight of homeless vets were written under his pen name "Vet Bob" and A.K.A. Robert Harris. He also made numerous television appearances and radio interviews about the history of Dream Scape Boxing Club in Negril, Jamaica, also featured in newspapers, including e Daily Gleaner, Observer, and Star.
Paull was named an "Outstanding Achiever" by Achievers Magazine, and won first place in the August 2012 National Veterans creative-arts competition for creative writing, which included writings about his combat experience ("I Never Knew His Name," "Nobody Gives a Damn," and "A Flower in Hanoi") and drugs ("White Horse"). Air Jamaica's Sky Writings>/i> magazine also published his work. Accomplished at the things he set his mind to achieve, Paull placed third in his class in the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, taught advanced infantry in the military in 1967, coached amateur boxing (the sweet science) in Jamaica from 1988-2001, formed and served on the board of the Caribbean Boxing Federation, and organized and held the Jamaica National Boxing Forum in December 1999. Ahead of his time, he wrote a college research paper in 1968 in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana. A federal fugitive on the run for 38 years, E. D. Paull lived by a string of aliases--Gene Chandler, Tom Duy, Paul Scott, Robert Harris, and Robert Johnson--and nicknames: Genie Boy, Gene, Ley, Sky Soldier, Colonel, Candy Man, Swampy, Gino, Lucky. A smuggler by trade, his life of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and reggae took him from New Jersey to Philly, California to Vietnam, Canada, Jamaica. The story of his journey and how he "beat the system" is nothing short of amazing.