Photo Credit: Courtesy of Master Sgt. Alan K. Peterson
Alan K. Peterson (left) accepts the Plane Captain of the Month Award from his squadron commander on the USS Kitty Hawk in 1972. Peterson served in the Lemoore, Calif.-based Attack Squadron 195 during his time in the U.S. Navy. He is the last Vietnam veteran to serve in the North Dakota National Guard and retired Nov. 30, 2011.