POW receives tribute
Omega House holds flag-raising ceremony
August 23, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE – DMG writer (email@example.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette
HOUGHTON – Bob Peterson, who survived a harrowing jump from a B-24 Liberator bomber and a year and a half in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp in Germany at the end of World War II, was the center of attention Wednesday for a ceremonial POW/MIA flag-raising at Omega House hospice care facility in Houghton.
Peterson’s daughter, Terry Peterson, said after her father moved into Omega House, he asked her to get his POW/MIA flag from his home, but she couldn’t find it. She contacted the American Legion, which set in motion a series of events leading to the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday.
“It started so simply,” she said.
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WUPN: We are grateful to Mr. Peterson for his service to our country.