Wayne Richard Anderson

Photo added by Tom Reece

Wayne Richard Anderson

  • Birth 13 Feb 1948 Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 24 Jun 1970 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Block14, Lot 29, Grave 31
  • Memorial ID 69676234

Wayne, the son of Wayne C. Anderson and Betty H. Anderson of Bettendorf IA enlisted in the US Navy on November 3, 1967 in Des Moines IA. He arrived in Vietnam and was assigned as a Medical Corpsman to H&S Company, attached to Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (Rein) FMF on June 20, 1970.

The men of Company B were setting up a defensive position north of the Hoa My village complex in Que Son District when HM3 Anderson tripped a pressure activated SFD (Secondary Firing Device) believed to be either a 250 or 500 lb. bomb setting off a massive explosion. Ten Marines were wounded and HM3 Anderson was instantly killed as a result of multiple fragmentation and blast wounds by the hostile explosive device.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 11 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69676234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne Richard Anderson (13 Feb 1948–24 Jun 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69676234, citing Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .