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Oscar Verner Peterson
Birth: Aug. 27, 1899
Price County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 13, 1942

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Prentis, Wisconsin and enlisted in the Navy December 8, 1920. He served continuously at sea and on April 8, 1941, reported for duty on the U.S.S. NEOSHO (AO-23) as Chief Water Tender. His citation reads, "At the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 7, 1942, his ship was under heavy attacks from Japanese dive bombers. Furious fires broke out and the struggle to save the ship began. He was in charge of a repair party below and although wounded, he ignored the possibility of additional burns to close the bulkhead stop valves. He died of his burn wounds a week later on board a rescue ship. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial *
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Name inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 04, 2003
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 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
Happy heavenly birthday to a hero gone too soon!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Aug. 27, 2016
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