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Frank Petersen

Frank Petersen Jr. (Frank Johnston / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Frank Petersen Jr. (Frank Johnston / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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September 23, 2015 "My sincerest condolences to the family of Lt. General Petersen. As a young African American Marine Corps officer in the late 70's and 80's, you were simply in awe becoming aware of the trials and accomplishments of this Trailblazer. There was also such a feeling of pride as I witnessed that historic event of his first star being pinned! Thank you General Petersen for opening doors - allowing many more deserving Marines to reach their potential."
September 18, 2015 "
Our Deepest Sympathy In Thiks Tikme Of Loss" - Detachment 1151 Marine Corps League (Greater Bangor, ME)
September 10, 2015 "Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Lt. General Frank E. Petersen, Jt. His father, and my grandmother were related. We are very proud to know that we are related to him. May he rest in peace.
Claire I. Marshall, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

September 08, 2015 "The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Corps League Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!" - George Hilbish (Lakewood, WA)
September 07, 2015 "From Kaneohe MCB circa 1960, to Quantico MCB, my dad (an SBD dive bomber and later Air Traffic Control USMC), my mom and I had the great honor to have known and called Gen. Petersen a wonderful friend. As a kid he called me Tiger and when I last spoke several years back he still called me Tiger, asked how mom was doing and was just the best person I have ever known. They should do a movie about him. The best!!" - Robert Wilkins (Annandale, VA)
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Obituary for 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....
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