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SPC Marc Anthony Anderson

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SPC Marc Anthony Anderson

  • Birth 30 Jan 1972 Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 2002 Afghanistan
  • Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
  • Plot Section 402, Site 78
  • Memorial ID 10534514

Army Spc Anderson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia; stationed at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia. When Marc was born, the doctor told his parents the baby was so strong, they should give him a strong name. So they borrowed from Roman times and named him Marc Anthony. When Marc was killed, he left a legacy as daunting as his name. He was an All American in football and track (NCAA) and was the 1995 Florida State student athlete of the year. He graduated from Florida State University with a teaching degree and taught math in Fort Myers before joining the Army. He tutored his students for free and volunteered with Boys/Girls clubs in the summer. Marc joined the Army in 1998 because he needed help paying off his student loan. He entered the Army at about 265 lbs. and was a Ranger at 6'3", 230 pounds with a 34-inch neck. (No, I don't know how that is possible). Marc was given the opportunity to stay in the U.S. during the Operation to be with his sick brother but he refused to leave many Brothers for his one Brother. He was killed during a vicious firefight with the enemy while attempting to recover the body of a fallen Navy SEAL, Neil Roberts. Marc left $12,000 to a former student to help pay for her college.

  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 27 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10534514
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SPC Marc Anthony Anderson (30 Jan 1972–4 Mar 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10534514, citing Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .