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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Memories

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Colleen Barnett-Taylor. HPHS '61
    I attended High School with Dennis. It was a tight knit community, a typical
    'Happy Days' town. Dennis was a leader, well thought of and liked. His picture here is exactly how he always was. A big smile.

    Many of us followed his MIA status. A very sad story that I am glad finally came with closure to his family. You will ever know the many lives he touched.
  • LT. Dennis Peterson

    Posted on 5/1/14 - by LCDR John M. Green, USN (RET)
    They were operating off the Connie TAD from the Hornet. His crew chief, Dave Chatterton was killed the day before and I wound up being his body escort. At the time, I was an ETN2, ship's company on the Connie and Dave and the other enlisted were assigned to my berthing area. Dave and I lived a couple of houses from each other in Imperial Beach so because I knew his wife, I was chosen to take his remains back to Michigan.

    I remember how heartbroken LT Peterson was when he asked me to pack up Dave's gear.
  • Photo

    Posted on 9/29/13
    Navy Lt. Dennis Peterson holds daughter Kristen in a 1967 family photo. His daughter Dennise was born after he was killed in North Vietnam. (Photo Courtesy of family)

    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/26/13 - by Robert Sage
    Dennis was buried with his crew at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LT Dennis William 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
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The Wall of Faces

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