Oscar V. Peterson

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Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
Prentice, WI
Death Date
May 13, 1942 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
Prentice, WI
Death Date
May 13, 1942 (42)

About

Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea who earned a posthumous Medal of Honor for his bravery during World War II.

Before Fame

He entered the U.S. Navy at age twenty.

Trivia

His ship, the Neosho, was heavily damaged in the fighting at Coral Sea, and he managed to close four of the ship's bulkhead valves. Unfortunately, he suffered fatal burns in the process.

Family Life

He was born in Prentice, Wisconsin.

Associated With

Jay Zeamer was another World War II hero who received the Medal of Honor.