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By James P. Petersen

this can be the tale of Colonel Peter “Pistol Pete” Petersen. Coming from a humble heritage, and drafted through the Korean struggle, he rose from inner most to an entire colonel within the U.S. military. His tale is certainly one of grit and resolution. within the early chilly warfare, he served within the 82nd Airborne department and graduated from the elite U.S. military Ranger university. In 1962, as a captain within the fifth specified Forces team, he used to be deployed to Vietnam. His undertaking used to be to aid identify eco-friendly Beret operational bases and paintings with neighborhood tribes, equivalent to the Montagnards, to prevent the circulation of communist squaddies and kit from the Ho Chi Minh path. In 1968, simply months after the big Tet Offensive, he again to Vietnam as an infantry battalion commander major 814 males within the seriously contested Mekong Delta. For his activities in Vietnam, Colonel Petersen was once presented the Silver megastar with Oak Leaf Cluster (received twice), Legion of advantage, distinctive Flying go, Bronze megastar with “V” machine (Valor), Air Medal with “V” machine with sixteen Oak Leaf Clusters, and armed forces Commendation with “V” Device.

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