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 Travis Wayne “Loopie” Anderson

Travis Wayne “Loopie” Anderson

Birth
Hooper, Alamosa County, Colorado, USA
Death 13 May 2005 (aged 28)
Iraq
Burial Crestone, Saguache County, Colorado, USA
Plot 93
Memorial ID 12620435 · View Source
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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.

THIS LISTING IS A MEMORIAL PLEASE VISIT THE MEMORIAL CENOTAPH, HERE:
Travis W. 'Loopie' Anderson


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  • Created by: Rosie
  • Added: 7 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12620435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Travis Wayne “Loopie” Anderson (15 Jan 1977–13 May 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12620435, citing Rito Alto Cemetery, Crestone, Saguache County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Rosie (contributor 46776899) .