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Willie Terrell Anderson, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1928
Troup County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 16, 1953, North Korea

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Terrell Anderson (RA14144405), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division. During the early morning hours of 16 May 1953, a platoon of Company G was holding the northern sector of Outpost Harry in the vicinity of Songnae-dong, Korea. Sergeant Anderson, the platoon sergeant, was among his men when enemy mortar and artillery fire began landing in the area. He immediately checked to see that all of his men had adequate cover from the shell blasts. Upon receiving word that friendly mortar flares were to be used in the area. he moved through the devastating fire, warning his men to remain concealed and not to expose their positions to the enemy. As Sergeant Anderson went to each position, he instilled confidence and a fighting spirit among his men and was inspirational to others as he repeatedly moved through the intensely shelled area in the interest of the welfare of his comrades. While he was moving to an extremely exposed position, a close landing mortar round mortally wounded him. Sergeant ANDERSON'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 211 (28 June 1953)
Home of Record: Alabama

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 14144405
Killed in Action
Died May 16, 1953 in Korea
Sergeant Anderson was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on May 16, 1953. Sergeant Anderson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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  Willie Terrell Anderson (1907 - 1955)
  Frances A Williams Anderson-Pratt (1908 - 1976)
  Rosa Lee Anderson (1925 - 1927)*
  Willie Terrell Anderson (1928 - 1953)
*Calculated relationship
Fort Benning Post Cemetery
Fort Benning
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Terrell Anderson
Record added: Aug 06, 2008
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Willie Terrell Anderson, Jr
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- Ronald/Katherine Bradley
 Added: Sep. 14, 2010
WWII, KIA in KOREA - "Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died." God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: May. 18, 2010
Thank you for your service.
 Added: Oct. 27, 2008

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