Born and raised in Davis, Peter Andrews graduated from Davis High School in 2002. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2005 and went through boot camp at Fort Sill, Okla., where he completed his basic training in field artillery.
Peter did his first tour of duty in Iraq from August 2006 through October 2007. After further training at Fort Eustis, Va., in 2008 he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division — 3-1 Air Assault Helicopter Battalion in Fort Riley, Kan., and served a second tour in Iraq as a Blackhawk crew chief and gunner.
A growing interest in becoming a helicopter pilot led him to apply and be accepted to flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala., where he graduated this year with the rank of warrant officer I.
He is now stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., assigned to A Troop 1/17 Cavalry and flying OH-58D helicopters. He lives in neighboring Hope Mills, N.C., with his wife Kim and 4-year-old son Carson.