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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   561
Name   Peterman, George C., Sr.
Birth Date   13 January 1949
Birth Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
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Service Branch   Army


Rank/Grade   Spec 4
Date of Enlistment   7 May 1969
Date of Discharge   6 May 1975
Service Occupation   Trained as an Army Cook, 94B20
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   Sharpshooter (M-16)
Locations of Military Service   TX Guard/Port Arthur, TX; Active Duty/Fort Jackson, SC; Army Reserve/Beaumont, TX
Father   George Adrian Peterman
Mother   Alta Marie Lanclos Peterman
Additional Biographical Information   Per Veteran: Joined the Texas National Guard in 1969 in the height of the Vietnam war, as a Cook-paratrooper. After cook school, unable to pass the physical to jump out of planes. Sent home to get fit, but before I could return broke my leg in a motorcycle crash, they put a 13in pin in my tibia and was disqualified from jump school. The sad thing I really wanted to jump out of the plane. Spent 3.5 years in a control group in a file cabinet in Washington, D.C. Then I was reassigned to a chemical warfare unit in Beaumont, TX where I became the unit clerk, never got to play with chemicals. Finished my six years there until I typed my own discharge orders.
Date Added to Database   9 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge Documents
Oral History