Peterson, John, SFC

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USA Retired
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Sergeant First Class
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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1985-1986, III Corps (3rd Corps)
Previously Held MOS
92A-Automated Logistical Specialist
Service Years
1964 - 1986
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Career Counselor US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Master Recruiter

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Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)American LegionUniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)Chapter 1076
  1987, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Uniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1076 (Member At Large) (Henderson, Nevada) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page

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What are you doing now:
8/16/2010 1:59:17 PM
Reviews and opinions about my book "A Hard Place".
Let me begin this with saying how much I appreciate the members for their support,comments and just checking out my books and profile. The numbers to me are extremely pleasing.
Now to the gist of this post. Two and a half years ago I published my Vietnam War story, after it taking me over three years to write.Even at that I only began it after years of urging from my family and friends,especially my son (also a soldier) and my daughter (an Army Brat married to a Marine)without their prompting along with that of their mother I probably would not have written it. Even though I wrote and published it as "Thriller Novel" I had to relive a lot of ugly memories and scars from that war.Along with a bunch of fond and humorous ones. I personaly give nay damn who will,or will not,believe the story! But what I do care about is being called a "phony" and that I probably never even went to Vietnam. Well, my DD214 says I spent three tours there. The Veterans Affairs says that I am 100% Disabled because of it.I have refrained from counter attacking those few malcontent souls who felt it necessary to impune my honor. But it does not sit well with me. Hooah! It's an Army thing!!!!
Jacamo Peterson,SFC US Army (ret),Reno Nevada

My Son, also a John L Peterson has held up the five generation line of Army Service, Sgt ,19D Cavalry Scout (OPFORS) and is also now a Disabled Veteran.(also a Certified Structural and Wildland Firefighter)

My Father was also a John L Peterson MSG, 81st Inf, Pacific Theatre 1942-46

Three of my Uncles jumped into Normandy 6 Jun 1944, Two with the 101st, one with the 82nd..Two others were Merchant Marine. 
Other Comments:
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for Armed Forces Service, Richard M Nixon President of the United States, August 1973

Letter of Appreciation for Armed Forces Service, Robert F Froehlke Secretary of the Army, August 1973

Oregon Army National Guard Commendation Medal, Richard A Miller Major General Adj Gen. May 1979

Certified Police Officer
Certified Firefighter I&II
Certified Wildland Firefighter
Certified HAZMAT First Responder

I wrote the Vietnam War book to honor the service and sacrifice of all Vietnam Veterans, Yes that includes me! To all members of all the Armed Forces who were there, whether Volunteer or Draftee,  who served with Honor and Distinction,  this book is dedicated to you. Let us never forget our fallen and lost Brothers. Our cause was just,Our Service was Honorable.
I Have seen TOO many movies about American forces in Vietnam, portraying the soldiers as anti-war draftees who hated the military. That was not the case,over 95% of american soldiers, marines,airmen and sailors served with honor and distinction. We did NOT lose the Vietnam War, we were pulled from the field. Hooah!

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Journeys 1964 to Date

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   1966-1968, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division

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Batista-Rodriguez, Jorge L., SFC, (1953-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Braghini., Roberto, SFC, (1952-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Cole, William Winston, SFC, (1952-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Gaan, Francisco, SFC, (1963-1983) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Gore, Thomas, SFC, (1954-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Hose, Herman Bater, SFC, (1961-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Jones, Jack Marion, SFC, (1956-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Bell, Jerome, SSG, (1965-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bolles Jr, Gordon, SSG, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Broadhead, Jack Phillip, SSG, (1955-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Brooks, David T., SSG, (1963-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Byrnes, Ralph William, SSG, (1964-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Byrnes, Robert John, SSG, (1968-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Callaway, James, SSG, (1967-1975) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Callis, James Harold, SSG, (1963-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Carver, Harry Franklin, SSG, (1960-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Hutchison, Robert Lee, SSG, (1962-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Liggins, Clayton, SSG, (1960-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Lofton, Charles Edward, SSG IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Martinson, Leroy Clayton, SFC, (1960-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Mattson, Kenneth Eugene, SSG, (1962-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
McDowell, Charles Elvin, SSG, (1961-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Merck, Bobby, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Moore, Edward Lamar, SSG, (1961-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Morris, Walter Joseph, SSG, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Newcomb, William, SSG, (1967-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Page, David Ronald, SSG, (1959-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Porter, Butch, SSG, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Randolph, George, SSG, (1945-1967) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Schoepflin, Charles Duaine, SSG, (1958-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Schroeder, George H., SSG, (1962-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Soto, Manuel, SGM, (1966-1998) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Williams, Cal Willis, SSG, (1948-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Williams, James A., SSG, (1956-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Young, Fred Albert, SSG, (1965-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bates, Larry Lee, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Baysinger, Donald Freeman, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Beall, Roger Cloyce, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Berrios, Michael, SGT, (1966-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Berry, Vance Alyn, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Bobowski, Jan Edward, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Bolster, Christopher Oran, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Borczynski, Frederick Earl, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Burnett, James Sandford, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Campbell, Jerry Albert, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Carrell, Larry Dale, SGT, (1966-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Chambers, Raymond Earl, SGT, (1966-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Christensen, William Ray, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Christy, Albert George, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Colonna, Philip George, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Cone, Leroy, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Cortes-castillo, Juan, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Cunningham, Ronald Charles, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
David, Charles Edward, SGT, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Dawson, Eugene, SGT, (1966-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Delassus, Charles Edward, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Di Fate, Ralph Douglas, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Driscoll, John Raymond, SGT, (1965-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Dupree, Douglas, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ehrhart, Melvin Grayson, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant

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