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Soldier found dead in Fayetteville home

Posted February 2, 2012

— A Fort Bragg soldier was found dead in his Fayetteville home on Tuesday, the Army said Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Pete Peterson, 32, of North Las Vegas, Nev., was an electronic warfare non-commissioned officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Fayetteville Police Department, the Army said.

Peterson, who joined the Army in October 2002, returned in December from his fourth deployment in six years, the Army said.

He is survived by his father, James Peterson of Orlando, Fla., and sisters, Dawn Peterson of Orlando and Hope Peterson of Lakewood, Calif.


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  • japanesegirl37 Feb 3, 2012

    I just heard, so sorry! I pray for the family and send my condolences. My niece is heart broken and prayers are out to her also.We will miss him dearly,

  • breckcc1 Feb 3, 2012

    This young man and his family grew up down the street from me in Riverside, CA. My heart goes out to him and his family. Thank You for your service! I will pray for closure for your family. RIP!

  • xchief661 Feb 2, 2012

    This is so sad to hear. He served so many deployments for this country and we can never thank him. I send my condolences to his family and say to them, we are grateful for his service to us and we are so sorry that you have lost your son and your brother. He is one of our hero's and he will not be forgotten! God Bless!

  • Desiderata Feb 2, 2012

    Prayers for the friends and famiy who knew him.

  • gabewilliams12 Feb 2, 2012

    there seems to be alot of soldiers dying or committing crimes in Fayetteville. As a military wife and mother of a military soldier this hits home. RIP

  • GulfWarVet Feb 2, 2012

    Just how many deployments are too many on one soldier? Rest in peace!

  • u stand corrected Feb 2, 2012

    Rest young SSgt.Peterson. Much love to your family.

  • just my2cents Feb 2, 2012

    So sad. Another hero, gone. I pray for his family.

  • dkdwill Feb 2, 2012

    sad. 32 years old and so many more to live.

  • robinson66 Feb 2, 2012

    God bless his soul and comfort his family. RIP Staff Sgt.Peterson