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Travis W. 'Loopie' Anderson
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1977
Alamosa County
Colorado, USA
Death: May 13, 2005, Iraq

Spc. Travis W. "Loopie" Anderson

Army Pfc. Travis W. Anderson, 28, of Hooper, Colorado died May 13, 2005 in Bayji, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

When he was in kindergarten, Travis Wayne "Loopie" Anderson disappeared from school with a friend, putting the whole town on alert as police and others scoured the area. "I found them in an abandoned house," said his uncle, Tracey Freel. "One of them still had his Teddy bear." Anderson ran away with the same friend at about 14, but the second time it was not so innocent _ they stole his mother's car and drove to New Mexico before they were caught stealing gas. When police caught up to them, Anderson fired at their tires. "Oh, that Travis. If he was an angel, the horns on his head kept the halo up," said Kandalyn Bradshaw, who grew up with him.

Anderson, 28, of Hooper, Colo., was killed May 13 when a car loaded with explosives slipped past a line of vehicles waiting at a checkpoint in Beiji, Iraq. He was based at Fort Stewart. Anderson's family said the avid hunter struggled to finish high school, eventually getting his diploma at an alternative school after a battle with hantavirus, a sometimes fatal ailment. Before he left for Iraq, Anderson told his sister he felt he was doing the right thing. "I am tired of being a screw-up," he wrote.

Many thanks to Find A Grave contributor, Gail Cox for fulfilling my photo request for Travis Anderson.

Travis W. 'Loopie' Anderson
Rito Alto Cemetery
Saguache County
Colorado, USA
Plot: 93
Created by: Rosie
Record added: Dec 07, 2005
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Travis W. 'Loopie' Anderson
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We are honored you chose to protect us. Happy hunting Loopie.
- Dawna Westbrook
 Added: Aug. 3, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Parisman
 Added: Jun. 16, 2017
~With honor and respect~
- Kerstin
 Added: May. 13, 2017
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