|Janice Hollandsworth||Louis Petersen Jr/ Long Island National|
I see that you left 2 photos on this memorial:
I was wondering if you know if this was a young boy who died or a soldier? One listing on here that had the wrong spelling of the last name gives the birth year as 1934 and this memorial has 1954. Of course the Veteran's listing has him as a soldier with rank.
My thinking is that he was the son of Louis Charles Petersen who was the Marine Sargent. It would have been hard for a 17 year old boy to obtain the rank of SGT even in war time. Hopefully you can clear this up for me and I can fix the bio and change the year of birth if it is 1934 instead of 1954.
PETERSEN, LOUIS CHARLES JR
SGT US MARINE CORPS
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/02/1954
DATE OF DEATH: 07/03/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 2U SITE 2515
LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY
2040 WELLWOOD AVENUE FARMINGDALE, NY 11735-1211
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Feb 18, 2013 7:15 AM