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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/18/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Five Donald Carl Peterson, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Michael Galinger
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
    Michael Galinger
    FMM. The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Remembering and Discovering

    Posted on 4/22/16
    Don Peterson
    Written November 14, 2015 Posted 4/22/2016

    As kids we marched together in our championship drum corps - working hard, competing, traveling, and having fun.

    You were one of the world’s nice people - knowing, humorous, and talented – Good to talk with. One day, you showed up with a mustache, white scarf and bomber jacket. You looked the image of a dashing WW-2 RAF pilot.

    Your later enlistment surprised us. There was no ‘war’ at the time. Your going-away-party at my house was fun. Attending were Dan, Bob, Billy, Jim, myself, and others. Then you were gone. We seldom heard of you.

    In ‘64 I was drafted. Some members of my unit were called to Vietnam. Later, two or three returnees were assigned my unit. They looked strained and lost. They stuck to themselves.

    Word came back that the army offered to cover your college for extending your service. Seemed like a good deal. Shortly, we heard the shocking news of your death. I did not know why or how.

    About 30 years later, I read a book “We were Soldiers Once….And Young”. I also saw the movie. This year, in the horrendous battle’s 50th anniversary, I learned it was your battle.

    It is a privilege to have known you. In our hearts you are forever young and forever Don.

  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Michael Boo
    The following is a link to a Memorial Day 2015 article about Don being remembered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by fellow Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps member John Leo, who marched in the organization a decade after Don's untimely passing.
  • A Time to Remember

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Janet Peterson
    It's Memorial Day and people are finally setting aside some time to remember. It would touch your heart to see how so many of those who served in Vietnam have overcome their personal pain to reach out to support and honor the fallen, each other, and the new generation who have responded to the call of duty. I love you and miss you.

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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit