CPT James W. Peterson


CPT James William Peterson and MSG Edward Walter Metcalf were killed on 22 May 1971.  They were assigned to the 44th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), United States Army, Vietnam Special Troops, Army Support Command Saigon, United States Army, Vietnam, Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa Province, Republic of Vietnam.  CPT Peterson and MSG Metcalf were killed in a vehicle accident en route to their unit in Cam Ranh Bay.  Their vehicle was struck by another vehicle, lost control, and overturned.  CPT Peterson was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal. 

*This bio was researched and authored by SGM Mike R.Vining, USA (Retired). Please send any additional information and/or corrections to the author of this bio by email: sgmmvining@gmail.com. The EOD Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.


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May 22, 1971

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