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Last of a generation: Last Guardsman to serve in Vietnam retiring

Published 11/30/2011, The Jamestown Sun

When Alan Peterson returned from serving in Vietnam in 1974, he wanted little to do with the military. Most people at home avoided talking about the war, and the only ones to welcome him back were his parents. He grew his hair and beard out and looked to make a career outside of the military, never thinking he’d be back.

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