Farmer on Venus, Paul Burns was married to Mary Burns and they had two children, a boy named James and a girl named Nara. His farm was located outside of the city of Vesta. Paul was killed when his Harvester was destroyed by Neosapien fighter attack during the early days of the war on Venus inacted by Phaeton in his quest to dominate the Human Homeworlds and eliminate the Terrans.
Paul's children were vital in bringing about an end to Phaeton's rule. James Burns was the leader of the Venusian Resistance and Nara Burns was a member, and later leader, of Able Squad, an ExoFleet e-frame unit.
According to Paul Burns' gravestone he died in 2119 which is presumbly the year that the war against Phaeton's regime began.