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Beauford Theodore Anderson
Birth: Jul. 6, 1922
Eagle River
Vilas County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1996
Monterey County
California, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Army as a Technical Sergeant, in the 381st Infantry, 96th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the fierce and bloody battle for Okinawa on April 13, 1945. His citation reads “He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. When a powerfully conducted predawn Japanese counterattack struck his unit's flank, he ordered his men to take cover in an old tomb, and then, armed only with a carbine, faced the onslaught alone. After emptying 1 magazine at pointblank range into the screaming attackers, he seized an enemy mortar dud and threw it back among the charging Japanese, killing several as it burst. Securing a box of mortar shells, he extracted the safety pins, banged the bases upon a rock to arm them and proceeded alternately to hurl shells and fire his piece among the fanatical foe, finally forcing them to withdraw. Despite the protests of his comrades, and bleeding profusely from a severe shrapnel wound, he made his way to his company commander to report the action. T/Sgt. Anderson's intrepid conduct in the face of overwhelming odds accounted for 25 enemy killed and several machineguns and knee mortars destroyed, thus single-handedly removing a serious threat to the company's flank”. His Medal was awarded to him by President Harry S Truman on Memorial Day, May 27, 1946. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Willie Herbert Anderson (1890 - 1971)
  Ruth Rebecca Callaway Anderson (1892 - 1929)
  Phyllis J Anderson (1925 - 1996)*
  Harold E. Anderson (1915 - 1942)*
  Karibell Anderson Peterson (1918 - 2009)*
  Beauford Theodore Anderson (1922 - 1996)
  Wilmina Anderson Turben (1924 - 1998)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 44, Lot 292
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Record added: Jan 26, 2002
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