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Korean War 1
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army 1

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Earl W Peterson 1
Birth Date: 1918 1
Death: Died November 24, 1950 in Korea 1
Death Date: 24 Nov 1950 1
Status: Killed in Action 1
State: San Mateo, California 1

Korean War 1

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army 1
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39128003 1

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Sergeant First Class Peterson was a member of the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 24, 1950. Sergeant First Class Peterson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Earl was my mother's older brother, who she mourned for many years. We still don't know where he is buried and would love to be able to find his gravesite. Thank you for this information.

I added a picture of his memorial stone. He is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, Ca.

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