ALBERT EUGENE PETERSON
on Mar. 30, 1947
From MILFORD, NEW YORK
Casualty was on May 21, 1968
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
64E - - Line 17
William Gray Ross and his radioman, Albert Petersen (front)
(Picture courtesy of John Gundersen)
Albert Peterson served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,
India Company. He was Killed In Action during Operation ALLEN BROOK
21 May '68 along with 3 other Marines who were running patrol at the
Thua Lu Bridge. LCpl. Peterson
served as 2Lt. William Gray Ross's radioman who was Killed In Action
15 June '68. LCpl. Peterson's name stands proudly on the India
3/5 Wall of Honor alongside the Marines he fought and died with.
Semper fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
people of India Co. 3/5 will not allow this Marine to be forgotten.
Semper Fi our friend.
(Picture courtesy of Gil Currie, I/3/5)
he left a lonely shadow. A walking ghost of him. Behind he left a
little girl who would grow to look just like him. The sleepy eye,
the dirty blond hair, the same silly smile. But behind he left a little
girl who was always proud of him. His pictures she hangs on her living
room wall, beside his flag and uniform. The purple heart and metals
too. Just another way to remember him.
was the way he signed his letters to her from so far away. Daddy was
the name she never got to call him, for they took his life away from
her, his family and his friends. He died way too young. What a price
we all paid when he died at twenty-one. But still today, with every
Taps that is played, what a chill it gives. The hair on my body stands
straight up, the lump in my throught, the tear in my eye.
I will never forget the man who made me, nor the reason why he was
there. In Quang Nam, South Viet Nam. Hatred still in my heart for
the S.O.B. that took his life and made our time so short. But they
call that war. It's never fair to blame someone when we should have
never have been there!
late U.S. Marine's daughter I will still proudly be. He was my dad,
can't you tell. Just look at me. Behind he left a lonely shadow. A
walking ghost of him. Behind he left a little girl who would grow
to look JUST LIKE HIM! I love you dad. Love your daughter,