Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is February 25, 2017
home news sports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » January 18, 2005 » Lifestyle » Local Marine Petersen joins humanitarian relief effort
Published 4,421 days ago

Local Marine Petersen joins humanitarian relief effort

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Lance Cpl. Christopher Petersen.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Petersen has been deployed to Southeast Asia to assist in humanitarian aid for those areas recently devastated by the tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004. Petersen is stationed on Camp Hansen, Okinawa and assisted in loading out several C-130 Hercules cargo planes with meals and bottled water prior to boarding one of the planes destined initially for a military facility in Thailand.

Air Base Utapao, Thailand serves as a staging area for U.S. military and rescue aircraft, forensic experts and other relief assistance, with supplies and military personnel being funneled out of Utapao to tsunami ravaged areas. The command control and communications structure, known as Joint Task Force 536 is headed by Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, commander of the Okinawa based Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF).

Lance Cpl. Petersen was deployed along with 16 of his fellow Marines of the Seventh Communication Battalion, III MEF, their ultimate destination was unknown on Jan. 1, but were expected to be deployed for four months.

Petersen has recently taken part in Exercise Tayoreru Partner-05 where the communications battalion provided a critical link from the Marines in the field to higher headquarters.

He also participated in Operation Focal Lense, where the Seventh provided communications during a 60 day field exercise in South Korea.

Petersen's military occupation specialty (MOS) is refrigeration mechanic and is cross trained in generator maintenance and equipment operation. He was advanced in rank to Lance Corporal in October 2004 after returning to Camp Hansen from Korea. He is a 2002 graduate of Emery High School. His parents are Ray (Pete) and Nancy Petersen of Ferron. Grandparents are Don and Laverna Petersen of Ferron and Ruth Draft and the late Lee Draft of Muskeegon, Mich.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

January 18, 2005
Recent Lifestyle
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us