Orion D. Peterson

World War II
Service #17049070
RankTechnician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Unit114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
Minnesota
Date of DeathFebruary 28, 1945
Buried Plot A Row 6 Grave 18
Epinal American Cemetery
Dinozé, France

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