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Peter B. Petersen, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and highly decorated Vietnam veteran

Peter B. Petersen, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and highly decorated Vietnam veteran

Peter B. Petersen, a highly decorated Vietnam Army officer who later became a Johns Hopkins University professor, died Oct. 18 from pancreatic cancer at his Vero Beach, Fla., home.

The former Glen Arm and Guilford resident was 84.

“Pete was a leader, self-assured, calming and reassuring, and had a gentle sense of humor,” said Andrew S. Blumberg, a longtime colleague who is manager of advertising and strategic marketing for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

“He was the kind of person you wanted in an academic environment. He was a leader and a steady influence,” Mr. Blumberg said. “He was a friend to all, and beloved by all.”

Peter Baron Petersen was the...

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