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Special Agent Joseph Peters

Special Agent Sergeant Joseph Michael Peters, 24, of the 286th Military Police Detachment (CID) in Vicenza Italy, was killed from injuries sustained in a devastating series of blasts from suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices in an Afghanistan compound west of Kandahar accompanying Army Rangers on a raid October 6, 2013.

Joseph was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife Ashley Peters his son Gabriel Peters. He is also survived by his Mother and Father, Debbie and Dennis Peters. Joseph is also survived by his two brothers Christopher and Matthew Arnall and his sister Alex Peters. Joseph graduated from Republic High School in 2007 and earned a certificate in Electronic Media Production at Ozarks Technical Community College. Joseph's Military awards are as follows: Bronze Star Medal w/combat distinguishing device "V" Posthumous, Bronze Star Medal, Posthumous, Purple Heart, Posthumous, Meritorious Service Medal, Posthumous, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, 3, National Defense Medal, 2, Afghanistan Medal w/Bronze Star Service Star-Arrowhead, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Posthumous, Combat Action Badge, Posthumous, Driver and Mechanic Badge-Bar, Driver-W(for wheeled vehicles), Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge-Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle) Expert Overseas Service Bar, 2. Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2013 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Greenlawn East Funeral Home located at 3540 E. Seminole in Springfield. Funeral Services are Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:00 a.m. at funeral home. Graveside services and full military honors ceremony to begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at 5201 S. Southwood. He gave the last full measure of devotion in laying down his life for his Country, his Family, and his Friends. He will be missed but never forgotten.

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Published in News-Leader from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2013.
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October 26, 2016
debbie peters
July 27, 2016
Joseph in the middle with with half brother Daniel and father David Soest
Skip Goodale
November 5, 2014
To the family of Joseph M. Peters: My name is Cody Roberts. I am a senior at Winfield High school in Winfield, Alabama. Our government class has been assigned to research the obituary of some fallen soldiers to remember the great service they have done for us and our country. I know this may not mean much coming from a high school kid from half way across the country, but I am grateful for the sacrifice of Joseph M. Peters. I feel guilty for going through my everyday life of school and baseball without stopping to realize how blessed I am to live in the United States. I pray that God will continue to comfort you in your loss. Always remember that God is in control, and, although we may not see it at the time, He has a plan and reason for everything. Romans 8:28
Cody Roberts
October 31, 2013
My deepest thoughts are with you and your family. May you find hope and comfort from reading over the words of the Holy Scriptures and the wonderful hope we have found in Isaiah 2:4 which tells us of a time when war will be no more.
October 26, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you Peters family. May Gods peace surround you!
Sabrina Boyle
October 26, 2013
Our prayers are with this family! Our hearts go out to them!
Eric & Elizabeth Washington
October 24, 2013
Teresa B
October 23, 2013
The entire Ozarks area owes our gratitude to Sgt. Peters and mourns his passing. May his family and friends find some comfort in knowing that thousands of people in the area recognize him as a true hero. May God bless all of you.
October 23, 2013
God Speed Sgt Peters
October 23, 2013
I am very sorry for the loss of Sgt Peters. Gob bless his sole and may he rest in peace. Truly an American hero. Thank you for the services rendered to keep our country safe. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Herman Jones
October 23, 2013
Thank you for your service to our Country. You are a hero.
October 23, 2013
Dennis- so sorry for your loss, I have been thinking about you since Mike told me.
Larry Mayes
October 23, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. Joseph was a true hero.
Julia Mathis
October 23, 2013
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice for your country. Blessings and peace to your family.
October 17, 2013
To the Peters Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and hero Joseph, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Sgt. Joseph M. will not be forgotten.
S. Kronenwetter
October 16, 2013
God Bless you SGT Peters for making the ultimate sacrifice. May your family find peace and comfort in your memories.
October 13, 2013
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Joseph will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq -
S MacDaniel
October 10, 2013
To the family, friends, and military unit of Sgt. Peters, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Joseph. We will not forget his brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life or his ultimate sacrifice for our country. He is a true American hero. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
M. Carpenter
October 9, 2013
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
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