Lawton native Peterson serving valiantly in Navy
SAN DIEGO A Lawton native and 2007 Lawton High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island.
Petty Officer 1st Class Stephanie Peterson is an aviation boatswain's mate (handler) aboard the amphibious assault ship operating out of San Diego. An aviation boatswain's mate (handler) is responsible for the safe movement and direction of the aircraft aboard the ship.
Peterson credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in Lawton.