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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP - Issued to Brigadier General Robert E. Peters, USA

Colt Model M .32 ACP serial number 568350 - Military Model M .32 ACP pistol, original finish, parkerized trigger, thumb safety and grip safety, with U.S. PROPERTY mark on right side of frame and ordnance wheel on left rear of frame behind thumb safety.  Pistol is documented as having been issued to Brigadier General Robert E. Peters and is pictured with its original black Vietnam era General Officer's holster, belt and buckle along with a period walnut presentation case.

Brigadier General Robert E. Peters graduated from the University of California in 1934 and received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 1949.

Letter from Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) documenting shipment of Colt 1903 .32 sn 568350 to BG Robert E. Peters.  Below is a copy from RIA's General Officer's Pistol database.

Colt 1903 Pocket hammerless .32 ACP - serial number 568350 right side showing U.S. PROPERTY mark on frame.


10 July 1912   Born, California


Graduated, University of California, BA
    Admitted to the US Army from California
    E - Command and General Staff College
1935   2nd Lieutenant Ord Res
10 July 1940   D/R
13 May 1944   Lieutenant Colonel
21 Aug 1945   Colonel, AUS
22 July 1946   RA 1st Lieutenant Ordnance Department
1949   University of Maryland, MBA
18 Mar 1953   Colonel
    Brigadier General
27 August 1965

Army Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Robert E. Peters (ASN: 0-31646), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from April 1961 to July 1965.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 29 (August 27, 1965)

Action Date: April 1961 - July 1965

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General



Bronze Star Medal
Commendation Ribbon
14 March 2007   Died, Sun City, Arizona
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

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