Peter was laid off from his job and spent roughly 6 months unemployed. This resulted in he and his wife exhausting their savings. Peter was returning home one evening and began experiencing heart attack symptoms. He was able to get to a hospital. Thankfully, testing ruled out a heart attack. The hospital visit resulted in medical bills he was unable to pay. Cowtown Warriors was informed of his situation and we were able to answer the call by providing his family with over $15,000.00 in financial help so that he and his family could recover from his unemployment and hospital visit. Peter is doing great and enjoying spending time with his wife and two children!
Peter joined the Marine Corps in 2003 and became a mortarman. He remained in this position for over six years until applying for the elite Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). After completing grueling training, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Peter deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan three times. In 2012 he was operating in the Helmand province of Afghanistan conducting a clearing mission of enemy forces. On the second night of the operation, he was 10 feet away from a pressure plate IED when it exploded and threw him across the roof of the structure he was on. One of the friendly Afghan soldiers he was operating with was killed in the blast. Peter did not evacuate after the explosion, instead choosing to remain with his team and complete the mission. He was awarded a Purple Heart. Peter separated from the Marine Corps in 2015 after 12 years of honorable service to our great nation.