DELBERT R PETERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 133 OF THE WALL

DELBERT RAY PETERSON

WALL NAME

DELBERT R PETERSON

PANEL / LINE

5E/133

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MANSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Calhoun County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DELBERT RAY PETERSON
POSTED ON 10.26.2021
POSTED BY: Tony Hepner

Saved two crewmen

I am currently reading the book "Air War: Vietnam" by Frank Harvey. It describes the actions taken by this brave man during the battle of the A Shau Valley in 1966. He was part of an air crew shot down while supporting ground troops. When a rescue helicopter showed up but couldn't land because of enemy fire from nearby, Lt. PETERSON went after it. He took out the enemy position, allowing the rescue of the remaining three crewmen. Unfortunately, hostile fire erupted again. This great man was left behind. As of Oct 2021, you just wish there were more Delbert Peterson's around. We would be a little bit better as a society with him in it. Makes me proud to be an American. RIP.
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POSTED ON 10.12.2021
POSTED BY: Sally Jean (Shortt) Moore

I wore his bracelet in elementary school

I have kept it in a special keepsake box all these years. God bless you, Sir.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 82nd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

POW-MIA...Never Forget

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 4.30.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Maj. Delbert Peterson, Thank you for your service as a Pilot. Your 82nd birthday is soon, happy birthday. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is the 46th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and it is still sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2018

I have a bracelet in honor of you

I am trying to get ahold of the family of Capt Peterson. Many years ago my father (Ret. Tsgt USAF) gave my MIA bracelet and told me to never forget. Today I have not forgotten all these years and would like to return to the family I honor. Your assistance would be so grateful.
Respectfully,
Shoshanna Brock
Wife of Ret. Tsgt Timothy J Brock
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