About Me

Paul K. Brickey is a Combat Medic currently serving a year long tour of duty in Iraq. He is attached to 2nd Platoon, Delta Tanker Company, 2-5 CAV 1CD based out of Ft. Hood Texas.

Paul was born to a Korean mother and an American father. He is a military brat having moved 7 times before finishing High School. He barely graduated High School in South Korea and spent his early twenties drunk and eeking out a living between South Korea and the US in various Punk Rock bands before joining the Army in 2007.

Paul is married to a beautiful Korean woman named Yumi Lee.

Paul is lifetime member of the NRA and a member of MAAF (Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers).

Paul is an avid fisherman and enjoys the outdoors.

Me, Besamya Tank Range, FOB Hammer, Iraq

Me, Besamya Range, FOB Hammer, Iraq


13 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    Paul, do you mind if I put a link to your blog off my military atheist page on the American Atheists website? I think it’s really good! Kathleen

  2. Paul,

    Found your blog via the JREF forums. I too have a Korean mother and an American father, and I too grew up an Army brat. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the good work, come home safe.


    • 556caliberatheist Says:

      Thanks Ann.

      I guess I was just keeping the tradition alive when I married a Korean woman.

      Best of luck!

  3. Brooke Says:

    Hi, I too am a atheist service member/Iraqi veteran. I am writing a book about atheists in foxholes and was wondering if you might be able contribute some insight or stories to be included in support of the place of atheists within the armed forces. I would appreciate any help you could give me!

  4. Back in the park, who knew there was such an exceptional writer in there…

  5. Paul,
    I am a new member of the MAAF. I am also a Vietnam Vet, 11Bravo, 82nd Airborne Div, 3rd brigade 2/505th…an atheist in a fox hole.
    (I was a “Leg” replacement, not AB qualified, btw)

    I am writing for two reasons: First to thank you for your service and for this website. Dispelling the inane concept that one needs to believe in the supernatural to be an American, a patriot, or a service person has always been important to me. In fact, one chapter in my book describes my first hand introduction to theist intolerance in the military

    The second reason is to introduce you to my book “The Atheist Camel Chronicles: Debate Themes and Arguments for the Non-Believer” and a special offer to military personnel and vets.

    It is in the top 25 best selling atheist themed books on Amazon.comUS and has been since its release late June/early July .
    I am already selling it $3.00 below amazon’s price through my book’s website, but am offering to all service people and veterans an additional discount. If ordered through my book’s site and by mentioning “Veteran discount” or “Active Military discount” in the paypal comments field I will refund $2.00. That would be a 31% discount from the Amazon price.

    If you can let your readership know about this opportunity I’d be grateful. I know they will find it a valuable resource and read. Thank you.

    Yours in reason and reality,
    aka Dromedary Hump
    Book site: http://theatheistcamelchronicles.blogspot.com/

  6. Keep posting Paul, I’ll keep reading. Stay safe.

  7. My BASD was 1 Apr 03. I walked into the recruiter’s office and basically said “Where do I sign up to kill jihadists?”. That was 22 Jan 03. I would’ve gone into the Infantry, but…. I had just gotten married on 18 Jan, and my new wife wouldn’t have it.
    I’m a gearhead wrench-spinner anyways, so I took the offer of being a 63B. I thought it’d be cool, because mechanics can go anywhere, and I’d still be a rifleman first.
    I did my IET at Ft. Benning, with the 1/38 Inf. BN. That was almost the most fun I’d had in my life. Except in April at Ft. Benning, it tends to be COLD at 0500. >__< nln …. to the VA. I can't even get accupuncture here. Grrrrrr……

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