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Decker Jr., George Henry 'Joe' b. June 16, 1947 d. March 2, 2003 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League Baseball as a pitcher for nine seasons (1969 to 1976, 1979) with the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Signed by scout Ray Perry for the Chicago Cubs on June 26th, 1965, for an $8,500 bonus, he was a 9th round pick out of High School from Petaluma, California. Attending classes at Arizona State on the MLB college plan, he was twice on the Restricted List in 1966 and in 1967. Joe Decker was a hard thrower, but tended to have...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Peterson, Roger b. May 24, 1937 d. February 3, 1959 Pilot of the plane that crashed killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, in an event that has been subsequently called "the day the music died." Born and raised in Alta, Iowa, the oldest son of four children to Arthur and Pearl Peter, he had earned his private pilot's license in October 1955 following his graduation from the local high school. Three years later, he earned his commercial pilot's license, and was hired for Dwyer Flying Service in nearby Mason...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA Plot: About four rows in from the road GPS coordinates: 42.6530991, -95.2332993 (hddd.dddd)