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DELBERT RAY PETERSON
 

Roy  Spencer
Vietnam Veteran-Air Force Pilot
Lest We Forget Their Sacrifice
On March 9, 1966, Capt. Willard M. Collins, 1Lt. Delbert R. Peterson, and Ssgt. Robert E. Foster were part of the crew of an AC47 sent on a combat mission over the A Shau Valley in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. They were engaged in an effort to save a Special Forces firebase from being overrun by enemy troops. During the mission, the Puff was hit by enemy fire and crashed. After impact, three of the crew were rescued. According to these men, Foster was holding off enemy troops when the last attempt to rescue him failed. Of the three who were not rescued, Foster and Collins were d Killed in Action and Peterson was d Missing in Action.
Mar 9, 2014


Curtis  Love
Drcurtislove@gmail.com
Supporter
8775 wallaby lane Las Vegas Nv 89123 USA
Support as a child
I was honored to wear his Mia bracelet as an 11 yr old Air Force brat. My dad flew P51s in Vietnam . Still have it and will always treasure it.
Nov 11, 2013


Neal  Coltrane
ncoltrane@northstate.net
USAF UPT Class 64E Classmate
1537 Commonwealth Road Randleman NC 27317 USA
Remembering Del
Del will always be remembered by fellow classmates of 64E.. A class reunion for all Vance AFB , UPT CLASS 64E members will be held in Branson, Mo. Nov. 3 - 10, 2013 to honor all of our fallen classmates. Del was an outstanding pilot officer and a friend.
Oct 13, 2013


Mary Jo  Wilson
maggypie3959@yahoo.com
I wore his braclet for many years
8928 west whitedog drive Homosassa spring fl 34446 USA
I frist wore your braclet when I was in high school and many years after. You were shot down on my birthday and that was also the year my mom died from cancer. Every birthday I think of you. I wonder if you were ever found? Now I know. Now all four of my children are now serving or have served our country and had to go to war more times than I like to remember. Capt. Peterson you will never be forgoten thank you for serving our country.
Sep 21, 2013


Jean  Doss
jmdoss@comcast.net
wore MIA/POW bracelet with his name
My MIA/POW bracelet has Capt. D. Peterson's name. I don't recall when I got the bracelet - sometime in the early 70's when I was in Junior High. This tangible evidence of his status as an MIA (and all the associated thoughts about his family) brought home the war to an otherwise clueless teen ager, in an otherwise clueless circle of adults and friends. I hope this provides some small comfort to his family and friends - that he is not forgotten.
Sep 20, 2013


Kathy  Christianson
kathychristianson@att.net
MIA Bracelet Recipient
39 Sleepy Hollow Road Newington CT 06111 USA
Not Forgotten
I received Captain Peterson's bracelet in 1972. While I don't wear it every day, the bracelet has remained in my possession despite many, many moves. Throughout the years, I will search the internet to see if he has been found. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Wishing you peace.
Jul 18, 2013


Paulette  Binkley
paulettebinkley@rocketmail.com
MIA bracelet
12033 Paul Eells Drive #106 North Little Rock AR 72113 USA
I've had Capt. Delbert Peterson's MIA bracelet since the early 1980's. I wanted to pay tribute to him today, Veteran's Day 2012. God Bless Capt. Peterson and his family.
Nov 12, 2012


NANCY  DAVIS
RAGGIES@AOL.COM
WEARING HIS BRACLET
4325 HAGAN ROAD POLK CITY FL 33868 USA
i APPLIED FOR A BRACLET BACK IN 1972. i WAS SENT A BRACLET WITH dEL'S NAME ON IT AND i PROMISED TO WAER IT UNTIL HE CAME HOME. wELL, i AM STILL WEARING IT. eVEN TO THE PIONT OF NEVER TAKING IT OFF EXCEPT FOR MRI'S. I HOPE TO SEND IT TO HIS FAMILY UPON MY PASSING. HE IS SURCH A HERO TO ME AND MY FAMILY. I SUPPORT ALL THE BOYS WHO WENT TO VIETNAM. GOD BLEES THEM ABD GOD KEEP DEL IN HIS CARE.
Jul 23, 2012


Earl  Davis
edavis20@columbus.rr.com
nonne
2101 Widding Road Grove City OH 43123 USA
I too served in the US Air Force and wore Capt Delbert Peterson's POW MIA bracelet during those years. I thought of him often since that time and I was very sad to learn he did not make it back. God Bless you Capt Peterson!
Feb 17, 2012


Mary  Cobb
USA
I got my bracelet with your name on it while a freshman in college. I wore it always until it finally broke into two pieces, several years later. It is safe and sound in my memory box. I hope you are safe and sound, Delbert, whether on this earth or in the arms of God. You would be 72 years old, now. One day, I hope to say, 'Welcome home!'
Nov 2, 2011

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