Myron G. Peterson was a member of the 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Bat. (Mech) attached to the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, South Vietnam in 1968. In the early morning hours of May 16, 1968, while part of a Combat Out Post(COP) his unit was attacked by NVA Regulars in which 8 of his unit were killed and 14 wounded. Myron was shot several times and suffered shrapnel wounds. Myron was awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. Myron currently serves as Vietnam Veterans of America, North Plains Chapter 404 President.