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Myron Anderson
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1915
Death: Mar. 23, 1978


WORLD WAR II SERVICE

MR. ANDERSON ENTERED ACTIVE SERVICE AS A DRAFTEE ON 30 OCTOBER 1941 AT FORT SHERIDAN, ILLINOIS. TRAINED AS A GUARD PATROLMAN (MOS 522) AND DEPARTED THE CONTINENTAL U.S. ON 11 MAY 1942 BOUND FOR THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS. SAW COMBAT WITH THE 1ST ARMORED (OLD IRONSIDES) DIVISION IN THE TUNISIAN AND ALGERIA-FRENCH MOROCCO CAMPAIGNS. WOUNDED IN ACTION AT ORAN ALGERIA ON 8 NOVEMBER 1942 AND AGAIN AT SIDI BON SID TUNISIA ON 14 FEBRUARY 1943. EARNED A SILVER STAR MEDAL, THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL WITH 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER, THE AMERICAN DEFENSE MEDAL, THE AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, THE EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 2 BRONZE BATTLE STARS, THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL AND THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL. HONORABLY DISCHARGED AS A SERGEANT ON 11 JUNE 1945 AT FORT SHERIDAN, ILLINOIS.


(This information and the top photo have been posted on the National World War II Memorial's Registry of Remembrances website by Robert Medley Gatewood. It is entered here with his permission.)
 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Flora
Clay County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: S. Exton
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24622170
Myron Anderson
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Myron Anderson
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Thank you Dad..We remmber u fighting in the War.For your country..Thank you for that..Love you very much..
- Sharon ( YOUR DAUGHTER)
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
Dad,Miss u every day,never for gotten u ...love Sharon
- Sharon Harnden
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Mar. 12, 2009
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