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His father Frank Sr. who worked as a radio repairman and his mother Edythe met at the University of Kansas.
Frank was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general, the first African American Marine Corps aviator, and the first African American General in the Marines.
On October 6, 2018, the 33rd Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer to be built at Ingalls Shipbuilding (DDG 121) was christened Frank E. Petersen Jr. The Ship was sponsored by Mrs. D'Arcy Neller, wife of U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller, USMC; and Dr. Alicia J. Petersen, widow of the ship's namesake, LtGen Frank E. Petersen Jr., USMC (Ret). The two sponsors ceremoniously broke a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow of DDG 121 at the ship's christening.
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