Captain Joseph N. Peterson
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Captain Joseph N. Peterson was born in Tuskgee, Alabama to the proud parents of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Jessie Peterson of Hampton Virginia.

Captain Peterson was a member of the Thunderbirds Precision Flight Demonstration Team during early 1980 after serving as their narrator in 1979.

He graduated from Auburn University in 1971 with a B.S Degree in marketing. He was commissioned as a second Lieutenant after completing the Airforce ROTC Program and earned his wings at William's Airforce Base where he later served as an instructor pilot and became chief of Training.

He was a distinguished graduate of the Squadrons Officer Training School. He was later transferred to the Republic of Korea where he was an f-4E flight Commander as an air to air instructor pilot with over 3300 hours in Jet Aircraft.

He held several awards, including the Meritorious Service medal.

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