3/2/1932 - 8/25/2015
Korean War Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Frank Petersen
Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., who was the first African-American general and aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, has died, according to his family. Petersen, who died Tuesday of lung cancer, was 83.
"Honoring a pioneer and warrior," the Marine Corps wrote in a Facebook post. "In his 36 years of service, Lt. Gen. Petersen commanded every Marine Corps aviation level of command and stood as a trailblazer for all Marines.
"Semper Fidelis, sir."
Petersen was “a pioneer and role model...