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Chief Radioman Richard M. Peterson - MIA

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Fairmount, ND
County: Richland
World War II - MIA
Date of Disappearance: December 3, 1944 / Age: 25
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy

Died while in MIA status. Killed in the sinking of USS Cooper (DD-695) when the destroyer was struck by a torpedo in Ormoc Bay, Philippines.

Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery in Fairmount, ND.