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Alton E. Pete is retired from the United States Army. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from El Cerrito High School. After a couple of years in college, he later joined the army in 1987. He started his military career at Fort Lewis, Washington; was stationed in Hanau, Germany; and went on various assignments throughout the States and Puerto Rico.

He went on one very long, dangerous tour in Iraq and retired from the army out of Fort Irwin, California, in 2014. He is a people person and has a sincere, genuine love for all cultures regardless of backgrounds. He is a community supporter for the homeless, the less fortunate, and families that are struggling.

Like his mother, he enjoys giving someone a smile and restoring the love back in their hearts. Alton is currently back in college to pursue his master’s degree in music and then a Ph.D. ‘Real gold goes through fire and becomes pure gold once it is transformed or transfigured out of the fire — more than we can fathom’.

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I hope you’re ready to be inspired! Alton is full of traits all men should have. Vist his webiste and purchase his book here

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