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First Black General of Marines Dies at 83

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August 27, 2015
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Marines first black General dies at 83

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Marines first black General dies at 83[/caption]Lieutenant General Frank E. Peterson Jr., the Marines first black General passed away Tuesday 25 August, 2015 in his home in Maryland. A distinguished and well respect Aviator, Peterson endured racial conflict throughout his career on his way to being the "senior ranking aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy with respective titles of "Silver Hawk" and "Grey Eagle" according to the United States Marine Corps History Division. General Peterson embodies the ethos of the Marine Corps and is a testament to the things that can be achieved if you work through them and let nothing stand in your way. From the New York Times:Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, Md., near Annapolis. He was 83.See the complete story from the New York Times.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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