Last Vietnam Vet Retiring From ND National Guard

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The last North Dakota National Guard member to have served in the Vietnam War is retiring this week.

Master Sgt. Alan Peterson of West Fargo was being honored at a ceremony Wednesday at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.

Peterson joined the Navy after graduating from Pine River High School in Minnesota in 1970. He served on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam and also at an air base onshore.

Peterson later joined the North Dakota Guard. He has served in Iraq and also on seven overseas training missions, in Honduras, Korea, Jamaica and Panama.

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