Raymond A. Peterson

Marine Wounded in South Pacific Dies
PFC. RAYMOND A. PETERSON
Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Peterson, Route 4, Chippewa Falls, have received word from the War Department at Washington that their son, Private First Class Raymond A. Peterson, United States Marine Corps, who has been serving in the South Pacific since February 1943, has died of wounds received in action. 

When and where wounded and time and place of death were not stated in the telegram.

The last letter received by the parents from their son was written after the fighting around Bougainville, in which he took part.

He entered the service on May 21, 1942 and left for the South Pacific Theater of War in February 1943.


CORRECTION
The last letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Peterson, Route 4, Chippewa Falls, from their son, Private First Class Raymond A. Peterson, United States Marine Corps, reported as dead of wounds received in action in the South Pacific, was dated July 10. In the story carried in this paper, telling of the receipt by his parents of the news of his death, it was erroneously stated that the last letter from him was written after the fighting around Bougainville, in which he took part. Since that time, they had received several letters from him up to the last letter, that dated July 10.

Spends Christmas on Bougainville
Private First Class Raymond A. Peterson, United States Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Peterson, Route 4, Chippewa Falls, spent his Christmas on the front line in Bougainville, according to a letter, dated January 1, received by his parents. "However, it was a merry one under the circumstance,." he wrote. "I hope to spend the next Christmas at home. I sure am glad I wasn't in on the Tarawa landing. I am fine."

Private Peterson went overseas early in February of last year, landing on New Zealand, where he was stationed for some time.