Major Mark Peterson served in the Army for 20 years.  I’m proud to say that he is my Dad.  He was deployed for 9 months during his service.  It was a great experience being an Army brat.  I am grateful for all of our service members and can sympathize with those who have family members deployed.  My father still works as a civilian at Food Hood teaching soldiers emergency preparation.  Love you Daddy, I am proud of you.