Three White Eagles and a Brownie

Mark Petersen-Overton,
Mount Laurel, NJ

The loves of my life! When we was stationed in Hawaii, we wanted to adopt a local girl to go along with our three natural born sons. We received huge resistance from local orphanages because we were “Haole”. So I flew to Phnom Pen and brought home our precious little girl, Holly Kaiulani Petersen-Overton. Holly was half Thai and half Cambodian. She completed our family. In SC during school, kids would look at her and literally say: “What are you?, You are not a N****r and you are not a C**nk. Ugh!
Mark Petersen-Overton
Capt, USN (ret)


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