Bio: Petersen, James – Capt. (Air Force Award – 1968)


Surnames: Petersen, Olaves

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08 Aug 1968

With U.S. Combat Air Forces, Vietnam – Captain Donald J. Petersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Petersen of rural Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), has received his second award of the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam.

Captain Petersen was decorated for meritorious achievement as an administrative officer at Tan Son Nhut. He was cited for his outstanding leadership aid managerial ability.

The captain, a 1953 graduate of Withee High School, received his A.B. degree in 1957 from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., where he was commissioned upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Program. He received his M.A. degree in 1967 from the University of Southern California.

His wife is the former Julie Olaves from Venezuela.



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