A 20-year-old Marine who was raised in Burns and graduated from Redmond High School in 2005 has been killed in Iraq, according to local media reports.
After serving in Iraq for less than one month, Lance Cpl. Dale Peterson was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) on a roadside in Anbar province, Z21 reported.
Peterson’s sister, 23-year old Melissa Davies of Boise, told the Oregonian that her brother was the second-youngest child and the only boy of four siblings.
|Lance Cpl. Dale Peterson as he appeared in the Redmond High School year book - photo courtesy of RHS |
Peterson’s mother-in-law, Linda Riser, told Z21 that the fallen Marine’s wife, 18-year-old Lance Cpl. Regina “Reggie” Peterson, is a Bend native and graduate of Mountain View High School, and that they married last July 26.
Lance Cpl. Dale Peterson was a member of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion of the 2nd Marine Division based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
“This is about a boy who had the courage to go in the military and fight and die for his country,” Peterson's father told the Oregonian.