HONOLULU (KHNL) - A combat veteran will be heading up the Army Reserve's only infantry unit. A change of command ceremony was held today for the 442nd/100th Batallion to welcome in Lieutenant Colonel Mike Peeters. The 44-year old served twice in Iraq.
Peeters says he feels honored by the promotion, and that it completes a circle for the battalion. "During World War II, they trained in Wisconsin, and I'm originally from Wisconsin, so I feel a strong kindred spirit here, with many of the veterans that trained where I'm originally from. My heart's in Hawaii. It's a wonderful unit to be part of and I'm absolutely honored to be a part of it."