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George Joesph Peters
Birth: Mar. 19, 1923
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1945
Düsseldorfer Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry, 17th Airborne Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fluren, Germany, on March 24, 1945. His citation reads "Pvt. Peters, a platoon radio operator with Company G, made a descent into Germany near Fluren, east of the Rhine. With 10 others, he landed in a field about 75 yards from a German machinegun supported by riflemen, and was immediately pinned down by heavy, direct fire. The position of the small unit seemed hopeless with men struggling to free themselves of their parachutes in a hail of bullets that cut them off from their nearby equipment bundles, when Pvt. Peters stood up without orders and began a l-man charge against the hostile emplacement armed only with a rifle and grenades. His single-handed assault immediately drew the enemy fire away from his comrades. He had run halfway to his objective, pitting rifle fire against that of the machinegun, when he was struck and knocked to the ground by a burst. Heroically, he regained his feet and struggled onward. Once more he was torn by bullets, and this time he was unable to rise. With gallant devotion to his self-imposed mission, he crawled directly into the fire that had mortally wounded him until close enough to hurl grenades which knocked out the machinegun, killed 2 of its operators, and drove protecting riflemen from their positions into the safety of a woods. By his intrepidity and supreme sacrifice, Pvt. Peters saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers and made it possible for them to reach their equipment, organize, and seize their first objective." 
Family links: 
  José Madieros Peters (1887 - 1980)
  Angelina Cabral Peters (1892 - 1960)
  Isabell A. Peters Iaciofano (____ - 2009)*
  John Peters (1913 - 1978)*
  Frank Peters (1914 - 1991)*
  Mary I. Peters (1916 - 1985)*
  Joseph M. Peters (1921 - 1960)*
  George Joesph Peters (1923 - 1945)
  Evelyn Ann Peters Greth (1930 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: Plot G Row 17 Grave 8
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10241394
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Rest in God's glorious peace.
- Bucky Hydal
 Added: Feb. 16, 2017
Nor shall your glory be forgot; While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot; Where Valor proudly sleeps. (From The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O'Hara, 1820-1867.)
- Gaylord O. Hydal, MSgt, USAF (ret.)
 Added: Feb. 16, 2017

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