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By James P. Petersen

this can be the tale of Colonel Peter “Pistol Pete” Petersen. Coming from a humble historical past, and drafted through the Korean warfare, he rose from deepest to a whole colonel within the U.S. military. His tale is one among grit and resolution. within the early chilly conflict, he served within the 82nd Airborne department and graduated from the elite U.S. military Ranger institution. In 1962, as a captain within the fifth exact Forces workforce, he was once deployed to Vietnam. His venture was once to assist determine eco-friendly Beret operational bases and paintings with neighborhood tribes, similar to the Montagnards, to forestall the movement of communist infantrymen and gear from the Ho Chi Minh path. In 1968, simply months after the large Tet Offensive, he lower back to Vietnam as an infantry battalion commander best 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, wonderful Flying move, Bronze celebrity with “V” machine (Valor), Air Medal with “V” machine with sixteen Oak Leaf Clusters, and military Commendation with “V” Device.

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