|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1944, Guam|
From the NARA War Department Files:
PFC John C. Anderson, Jr.
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Battle of Guam
Prior to the 1944 Battle of Guam, it was discovered that some 1800+ members of the regiment had been infected while they were in Samoa in 1943 with the slow manifesting tropical disease Filariasis, which causes Elephantiasis . They were replaced with 500 men that were excess with the 3rd Marine Division and replacements from the United States. This greatly reduced the number of experienced Marines and leaders within the regiment just prior to the invasion.
For the invasion of Guam, the 22nd USMC Regiment, along with 4th Marines and the Army's 305th Infantry Regiment, formed the corps of the 1st Marine Provisional Brigade.
On D-Day, 1/22 landed on Beach Yellow 1 which was just north of Agat, 2/22 came ashore on Yellow 2 and 3/22 in reserve came on land at Yellow 1.
John Clarence Anderson (1889 - 1967)
Mary Diana Dennis Anderson (1888 - 1968)
El Paso County
Created by: Brad York
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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