Pete Yadlowsky 20th Co. Posted on 9/1/2022 at 19:56:14 by Ed Tipshus
A superb Marine;
Peter Yadlowsky USNA Class of 1954
Lieutenant Colonel U.S.M.C. (Ret.)
Lt Col Pete Yadlowsky USMC(Ret) died on 9 August in Jacksonville, NC from respitory failure from COVID19 induced pneumonia . Pete was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. After High School at 17 he enlisted in the Marines . After rigorous Boot Camp training at Parris Island he first served at MB Washington DC . After selection and passing the USNA competitive entrance examinations at NAPS,. He receive a SECNAV appointment to USNA. Pete was in the 20th Co. 4th Wing of Bancroft Hall. On graduation he became a Second Lieutenant, USMC . He completed infantry leadership training at The Basic School, Quantico, VA., Afterwards he was a Machine Gun Platoon Commander, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV Camp Pendleton, CA. On promotion to First Lieutenant in 1955 and Executive Officer of an Infantry Company. In 1956 he was ordered to The Accountable Officers Course, Camp Lejeune, NC. He was then transferred to Okinawa for a 15 month tour as Accountable Officer, Pete returned to the 1STMARDIV, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he was Supply Platoon Commander. He was reassigned as a Platoon Commander, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in 1958. On promotion to Captain, he assumed the duties of Commanding Officer of a Reconnaissance Company. In 1960 he reported to the Army Language School, Monterey, CA for instruction in the Russian Language. Upon completion of the course in June 1961, he was assigned to USNA as a Russian Language Instructor. In 1964 he returned to the 1st MARDIV as an Infantry Company Commander in the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The Battalion sailed to Okinawa in October 1964 for assignment with the 3rdMARDIV (redesignated as 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines). After completing joint exercise with Thai Marines in April 1965, his Battalion was diverted to South Vietnam where it set up infantry positions NW of Danang, and conducted infantry combat .Pete is survived by daughters; Andra (Kendall) and Sara; sons,; Pete (Carolyn), Matt (Cindy), and Paul (Kim); and his twin sister, Pauline and eight grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally in August 2012, Petes soul now joins. hers.