A Korean Veterans Association Plaque to Brigadier General R. E. Peters
A Korean Veterans Association Plaque to Brigadier General R. E. Peters - Two-piece silvered bronze Korean Veterans Association insignia above a bronze open-ended wreath of laurel leaves, brass name plate below the wreath inscribed "Brig. Gen. Robert E. Peters / Commanding General The 7th Logistical Command / United States Army / HONORARY PLAQUE / Vice Admiral (ret) Lee, Song Ho / President / The korean Vterans Association / Seoul, Korea / May 21, 1964" affixed to the plaque via five brass nails, the word "korean" without a capital "K" and "Veterans" spelled without the first "e", the items mounted to a 20 mm thick brown lacquered wood plaque, measuring 188 mm x 250 mm, a wire suspended between two loops for wall-hanging on the reverse, two chips in the wood towards the tips of the wreath, light contact and surface wear, better than very fine. Footnote: Robert E. Peters was born on July 10, 1912. He graduated with a BA from the University of California in 1934 and was admitted to the United States Army from California, trained with E - Command and at the General Staff College. In 1935, he was elevated to 2nd Lieutenant with the Ordnance Reserve, D/R on July 10, 1940, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on May 13, 1944, to Colonel AUS on August 21, 1945, and as RA 1st Lieutenant with the Ordnance Department on July 22, 1946. Fourteen years after graduating from the University of California, he graduated with an MBA from the University of Maryland in 1949. He was promoted to Colonel on March 18, 1953, and later, to Brigadier General, and is credited with having served in the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Brigadier General was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal on August 27, 1965, for actions during the Vietnam War between April 1961 and July 1965: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Robert E. Peters (ASN: 0-31646), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from April 1961 to July 1965.", Department of the Army, General Orders No. 29 (August 27, 1965). He was also awarded the Bronze Star and the Commendation Ribbon. Peters died on March 14, 2007 in Sun City, Arizona, at the age of 94 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.