Hartwin R. Peterson, Sr.
Colonel Hartwin R. Peterson, Sr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 15 August 1945, Class Number 479. His first duty assignment was as Executive/Training Officer, Tank Destroyer Training Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Training Officer, Replacement Detachment, Camp Pickett, VA; Infantry Platoon Leader, 38th Infantry Regiment, Camp Carson, CO; Infantry Platoon Leader, E/23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, Korea; Training Officer, Headquarters Comdt, 4006 ASU, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Rifle Company Commander, K/8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Germany; FA Battery Commander, B/44th FA Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer, Assorted FA Units, Fort Sill, OK; Advisor, Cal Army National Guard, USA Adv Group, CA; US Adviser, JUS MAAG, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 4/3 FA Battalion (1st Armored Division), Fort Hood, Texas; DA Staff Officer, ACSFOR, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; U.S. Army Attache, US Embassy, Manila, Philippines; Advisor, Kentucky Army National Guard, Louisville, KY; Operations Officer, ARR V, Fort Sheridan, IL. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge (Second Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army General Staff Identification Badge, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Republic of the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation, Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. | Military schools attended include: Associate Field Artillery Officer Advanced, Command and General Staff College, Defense Intelligence School, Civic Affairs School-Civic Action, Special Warfare Staff Officer.