THE ROCKDALE COUNTY
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (RCGS)
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 3 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1275 Flat Shoals Road
We are proud to welcome
"A Veterans Story"
Pete is a graduate of Memphis State University with a BA Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. His minors include Native American History and American Military History.
He served with Air Force Intelligence for 4 years, plotted missions and flew on B-52 bombers out of McCoy AFB in Orlando, then volunteered for a 21⁄2 year stint in Vietnam.
His award-winning narrative “A Veteran’s Story” is featured in several Georgia newspapers.
Pete has been featured in Georgia Magazine, appeared on Channel 69 and AM-1160, was Keynote speaker for Wreathes across America and several other organizations. He worked as a consultant and supplied the Vietnam Veterans interviewed by PBA-30 for a special to be aired before the September 17thpremier of Ken Burn’s new documentary on Vietnam. He is presently under contract with PBA-30 to plan, produce, and promote another veterans oriented ‘special’ to air in November.
Pete was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, Governor’s staff by Governor Nathan Deal in August of 2016 plus presented with a letter of appreciation from the Georgia Department of Veterans Service. He is Commander of the distinguished Atlanta World War II Round Table plus serves as their Program Director.
Other memberships include: Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Assoc., Golden Age Warriors, American Legion, the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance; VFW, and serves on the board of directors for the Honor Flight based in Conyers. He has made six trips to Washington, DC with WWII veterans as a guardian or mission assistant.Pete coordinates three monthly veteran brunches, conducts lectures, panel discussions and symposiums. His book, “Veteran’s: Their Service, Their Lives, Volume 1,” is being reviewed for publication. Thus far, Pete has interviewed over 300 veterans from all branches, all ranks, and all wars.
His new website, aveteransstory.us, contains dozens of his stories and has experienced over 2100 hits since its launch in June.
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Get to know your RCGS Board
President, Chris Zawadzki
Vice - President, Gayle Vivian
Newsletter, Webmaster, Facebook, Ellen Blakeslee
Treasurer, Jane Conn
Secretary/Greeter, Devra Harney
Library Liaison, Martha Brown
Program Coordinator, Debbie Dial