Carl Harman Peters, Jr. was born on March 13, 1947 and joined the Armed Forces while in Sylvania, Ohio.
He served as a 11B40 in the Army. In 2 years of service, he attained the rank of Sergeant/E5. He began a tour of duty on February 11, 1968.
On March 23, 1969, at the age of 22, Carl Harman Peters, Jr. perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam.
According to the Obituary in the Register Herald of Eaton, Ohio, it states:
Carl Peters Dies From Viet Wounds
Army Sergeant Carl Peters, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peters, Sylvania, Ohio, former Eaton residents, died Sunday at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., according to word received in Eaton.
Peters was wounded in the Republic of Vietnam on Thanksgiving Day which resulted in the removal of his left leg below the knee.
He was transferred to Washington several weeks later for additional treatment. He contacted malaria and melioidosis, and was listed in critical condition several weeks before his death.
Peters graduated from Eaton High School in 1965 and had attended Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, before joining the U.S. Army in late 1967.
He underwent basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and had 83 days service in Vietnam remaining when he was wounded.
Survivors include his parents, a brother, Jimmy, and a sister, Anne.
Memorial services were held Tuesday afternoon at Fort Myer, Virginia., folowing cremation. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
PETERS, CARL H JR
SGT U. S.A.
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/13/1947
DATE OF DEATH: 03/23/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 51 SITE 2701
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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