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is honored on Panel 27W, Line 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Honored to have served

    Posted on 9/21/16 - by Scott Peterson USN retired
    This week I visited the wall. I left a ships coin below your name. It was my honor to have served on a ship which bore your name. RIP warrior.
  • Salute to LCDR Peterson

    Posted on 4/11/15 - by Chuck Dilmore
    I served aboard USS Peterson, DD-969. It was a pleasure to serve in LCDR's honor, and to this day my shipmates seek ways to continue honoring him and his family. Peace & Blessings.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCDR Carl Jerrold Peterson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembering and Honoring LCDR Peterson at the 2012 USS Peterson DD 969 Reunion - Sept. 22, 2012

    Posted on 8/13/12 - by Chris Vargas

    The Sailors and Officers of the USS Peterson DD 969 will be honoring and remembering LCDR Carl J. Peterson with a slide show at the 2012 Reunion in Virginia Beach, VA on September 22, 2012. LCDR. Peterson is our ship's name-sake

  • Naval Acdemy

    Posted on 7/9/12 - by

    This is the first of four photos that I will send to you. All are graduation photos of members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of ? who lost their lives in Vietnam. This one is of Carl Peterson.

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.