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Peterson, Walter

M: Edith Hoglin


Children of Walter Peterson and Edith Hoglin:

Dean Peterson
D: Infant

Lester Eugene Peterson
D: 05 Oct 2004, Lancaster, MN
M: Jun 1968, Wing Sojinda, while in Thailand

Children of Lester Peterson and Wing Sojinda:

Dean Peterson
M: Joyce

Somchit "Kit" Peterson
M: Carberry

Somai Peterso
M: Holland

Lester Eugene Peterson was born the only son of Walter and Edith (Hoglin) Peterson. Lester grew up near Lancaster. He attended school there and graduated Valedictorian of his class in 1950.

After high school, he attended UND, Grand Forks. During college, he enlisted in the Air Force for four years. He was stationed in England, Morocco and Germany. He returned to UND and earned a degree in secondary English. He taught school in Coos Bay, Or. after which he re-enlisted in the Air Force in 1958.

He served much of this second enlistment in Thailand. His duties included Avionics and as an Electronics Counter Measures Chief. In 1969, he returned to the US and was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, NM, and then to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. He returned to Thailand to assist during the pull out of Armed Forces Personnel from Vietnam in 1973. He retired from the Air Force in 1983 as Master Sergeant.