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Richard (Pete) Peterson 1944 with Baby Sister

French Photos 1945

Last Name: `
PETERSON
First Name Middle Initial:
RICHARD
Nick Name:
PETE
Street:  1285 Rubenstein Ave City & State: Cardiff By The Sea, CA E-Mail:  WARRIOR@ADNC.COM
Zip: 92007 Phone:  760 632-1213 Spouse: DR. BEVERLY PETERSON
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 106TH INFANTRY DIV., 423 INFANTRY REGIMENT
Theater: ETO Where Captured: ARDENNES CAMPAIGN Date Captured: 12/19/44
Camps Held In: STALAGS, 9B,AT BAD ORGB, 9A AT ZIEGENHAIN, GERMANY How Long Interned: 107 days
liberated / repatriated: Liberated Date Liberated: 04/05/45 Age at Capture: 20
Medals Received: CIB, BRONZE STAR, ETO CAMPAIGN WITH THREE BATTLE STARS, pow MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, WWii VICTORY MEDAL, SPECIAL IN 7/5/1990 AWARDED THE EUROPAKREUZ (CROSS OF EUOPE)
Military Job: RIFLEMAN Company: CONTINENTAL NATIONAL BANK OF NEVADA
Occupation after War:  BANKER



Military Bio:

Richard W. Peterson Ph.D., MBA

Service in the 106th Infantry Division, 423 Infantry Regiment for almost entire time of military service. The 423rd was one of two infantry regiments surrendered by their commanders after being surrounded and cut off during the Ardennes campaign in Europe. Held in two German Stalags, 9B at Bad Orb, and 9A at Ziegenhain, Germany. Returned to the US in May 1945. Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, ETO campaign medal with three battle stars, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct medal, WWII Victory Medal.

Educated at Arizona State University with BS and MBA degrees. In commercial banking all of my life. Retired as President and CEO of the Continental National Bank in Nevada. Returned to academia to earn a Ph. D. in counseling psychology. Worked as a Readjustment counselor with the Veterans Administration for five years. Now conduct small private practice of psychotherapy.

Last ten years at University of Phoenix, San Diego CA as adjunct professor of business. Formerly adjunct professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas, National University, San Diego. Author of three books: Healing the Child Warrior about the long range problems of young soldiers; Photographs, Commentary and Maps of German Prison camps during WWII; and How to Live with Post Traumatic Stress Yours or a loved ones, to be published in 2000.

Consultant to law firms in California, Nevada and Utah on banking matters. Considered an expert witness for testimony regarding ethical banking policies, practices and transactions.

Lecturer on Stress, and the Effects of Change, in the Transition Assistance Program and with retiring officers and non-coms at Marine Base, Camp Pendleton CA.

Awarded the Europakreuz (Cross of Euope) July 5, 1990 by the Deutches Komitee fur Europaische Zusammenarbeit der Kriegsteilnehmer und der Kriegsopfer (work for understanding between captor and prisoner) e. V. - Sektion der Confederation Europeenne des Anciens Combattants (CEAC) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Honorary member Kyfhausserbund, a German war veteran organization founded 1872.

Married to Beverly J. Peterson, RN, MSN, Ph.D. , MFT. Lieutenant, (Ret.) US Navy. Served as medical surgical nurse during the Viet Nam War. Presently in private practice of psychotherapy as licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist. Adjunct professor of Nursing studies at University of Phoenix. Formerly at University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of California San Francisco, and Crawford Long school of Nursing at Emery University, Atlanta.



My Message to Future Generations:

The Book is written 'Healing the Child Warrior'. See Preface under books this website.

Stalag IXB 1995


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