|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1947|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1969|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
SSG Julian Raye Anderson, Korean War Veteran and Vietnam War Veteran, Native of Pender County, NC
Staff Sergeant Julian Raye Anderson was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Anderson served our country until April 21st, 1969 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Julian died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a land mine. His body was recovered. Julian was born on January 24th, 1947 in Currie, North Carolina. SSG Anderson is on panel 26W, line 017 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 4 years.
Julian was one 3 men from the same family that served in Nam. His older brother, SSG Major Anderson and his youngest SSG James Merle Anderson.
Julian, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you. Doctor Dave, 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
He was a friend. A very good Soldier and Man, like a Father to me in 66 and 67, until his death in 1969. Lynn E Sorrells, 1763 Alpine Hills, Deatsville, AL 36022,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, APO San Francisco 96345. GENERAL ORDERS, 3633, 9 MAY 1969, AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL (FIRST OAK LEAF CLUSTER) ANDERSON, Julian Raye, SSG Enlisted, United States Army. Company C, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. Awarded: Bronze Star Medal(First Oak Leaf Cluster) with "V" Device, Date of Action: 21 April 1969, Theater: Republic of Vietnam.
For Herioism not involving participation in Aerial Flight, in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Sergeant Anderson was serving with his company on a reconnaissance in force operatiosn west of Lai Khe. As the main body of the friendly force was setting up a patrol base, Seergeant Anderson observed movement to his front. He immediately notified the company of the suspected movement, however rather than commit his entire element to the potentially dangerous situation, Sergeant Anderson decided to lead a small element to make a reconnaissance of the area.
After advancing approximately 40 meters, he called back that he had located an enemy bunker complex. Without regard to his own personal safety, Sergeant Anderson proceeded to check out the enemy fortification at which time he was instantly killed by enemy small arms fire. His outstanding initiative and exemplary professionalism significantly contributed to the saving of American lives and distinguished him as a soldier of the highest caliber. Staff Sergeant Anderson's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army. By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.
He was the son of Mr Major Owen Anderson who died in 1978 and Lucille Croom Anderson who died in 1979, Route 1, Box 177, Currie, NC.
He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, "Always Prepared", 1st Infantry Division, "The Big Red One", USARV.
He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster with "V" Device for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, Airborne Wings, The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), Air Assault Wings, The Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The Korean Service Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, The National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and the Vietnamese Order of Merit, Joint Meritorious Unit, Army Oversea Service, Army Service, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Valorous Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17194444