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Pvt Vernon Claire Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1924
Grand Junction
Greene County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1944, France

Co. K, 3rd BN, 175th Inf Regt, U.S. Army

Killed in action July 31, 1944 near St. Lo, France

"Grand Junction Globe Free Press"
"Salute a Hero"
December 7, 1944.

"Pvt. Vernon Anderson was fighting in France when he was killed on July 31, 1944, shortly before his twentieth birthday which was on August 2. Pvt Anderson was inducted into the Army in March 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and later special training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was sent overseas about June 1944 and was stationed in England, a short time before going to France."
"The Jefferson Bee", Jefferson, Iowa
Tuesday August 29, 1944. page 1

"PVT. V. C. Anderson Killed in Action in France July 31."
"Pvt. Vernon Claire Anderson, 20, was killed in action in France Monday, July 31, his mother has been notified. Private Anderson was a native of Greene County, having been born Aug. 2, 1924, at Grand Junction. He missed by a few days celebrating his 21st (sic) birthday, and was the youngest child in the family.
He attended the Dana school, graduating in 1942 and was employed by the Johnson Biscuit company of Sioux City until he entered the armed forces March 17, 1943. He made his home with his sister, Alice Hansen while in Sioux City.
When he was 12 years old he united with the Methodist church in Dana. He had been overseas since this June, after taking his training at Camp Polk, La.
Besides his mother, he leaves three sisters, Helen Byrant and Myrtle Thompson of Glendale, Calif. and Alice Hansen of Sioux City, and one brother, Lloyd Anderson of Burlington. Mrs. H. M. Marker of Jefferson is his aunt.
His father, the late Charles Anderson, died in July of 1943 after several years' ill health. Two of Private Anderson's brothers-in-law Lloyd Bryant and Vincent Thomas, went down on the Arizona at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941."
"The Jefferson Bee" Jefferson, Iowa
September 26, 1944, page 1

"Hold Services in Memory of PVT. Anderson"

"In memory of Pvt. Vernon Claire Anderson, 19, who was killed in action in France July 31, a service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Methodist in Dana. The Rev. Garold Noland, pastor of the Dana and Paton churches, was in charge.
During the military rites, Miss Hazel Woltz, accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Zellopher, sang ‘Sleep Soldier Boy' and Betty Calvert and Ann DeBoest, accompanied by Mrs. Alvin Roeder, sang as duets, ‘In the Sweet Bye and Bye' and ‘Ivory Palaces'. Taps were played by Allen Collins.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Lorenzen, Jack Tiffany, John Fruechtenicht, Jack Minor, Ivan Crandall and Dale Moranville.
Vernon Claire Anderson was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Grand Junction, the son of Mable and Charles Anderson. He attended the Dana schools and graduated with the class of 1942. After his graduation he went to Sioux City, where he was employed at the Johnson Biscuit company until his induction into the army in March of 1943, at Sioux City. While he was there, he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Alice Hansen.
He joined the Methodist church in Dana when he was about 12 years old and was a member of the Boy Scouts there. He was the only member of his high school graduating class in the armed forces.
He took his basic training at North Camp Polk, La. and then he was sent to Ft. Knox, Ky., where he took several weeks of special training, afterward being transferred to Ft. George Meade, Md. From there he was in an embarkation camp at New York City, going overseas in June to England and then to France. He was killed in action July 31 in France.
Besides his mother, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Hansen of Sioux City, Mrs. Helen Bryant and Mrs. Myrtle Thomas, both of Glendale Calif; a brother, Lloyd Anderson of Burlington; his grandmother, Mrs. A. E. Clark of Grand Junction, and several aunts and uncles, including Mrs. Clara Hammond of Des Moines, Mrs. H. M. Marker of Jefferson, Mrs. Floss Wise of Glendale, Calif., Albert E. Clark of Cedar Rapids and Harry Anderson of Jefferson. Mrs. Minnie Reid of Grand Junction is a great-aunt.
The Anderson family has been stricken by death several times recently. His father, Charles Anderson, died in July of 1943, and two of his brothers-in-law, Lloyd Bryant and Vincent Thomas, both went down on the Arizona at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941." 
Family links: 
  Charles Anderson (1880 - 1943)
  Mable Clark Anderson (1890 - 1944)
  John Wesley Anderson (1920 - 1924)*
  Vernon Claire Anderson (1924 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship
Paton Cemetery
Greene County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Burt
Originally Created by: Hooked On Family
Record added: May 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70194563
Pvt Vernon Claire Anderson
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Pvt Vernon Claire Anderson
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 Added: Oct. 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your service.
- Hooked On Family
 Added: May. 22, 2011

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