1967/68 — Chu Lai, RVN
The photo of Pete shaking hands with Floyd Patterson was taken in 1967 by me. Pete was a Corporal in the US Marines, assigned to B Battery, 2nd LAAM Battalion, 1st Marine Air Wing. Pete went to school at USAADS, Fort Bliss (the Marines don't have such a school), Texas, and learned to service the HAWK guided missile, using it's Test Shop, and it's launcher, using test equipement.
Floyd Patterson was the only 'guest' I remember visiting us. We did go to Bob Hope's Christmas show in 1967, with members of B Battery, and I hope Pete was there.
My daughter's high school class took a trip to Washington, DC, and she made a rubbing of Pete's name on the Vietnam Memorial. I still have it.