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LCpl Michael Francis Anderson

LCpl Michael Francis Anderson

Birth
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 May 1968 (aged 19)
Quang Tri, Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 4,Block K,Lot 101,Grave 2
Memorial ID 73868942 · View Source
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LCpl Anderson #2359583
MOS:0311 Rifleman

Michael was born and raised in Evanston.His
father died when Michael was 14 years old.
Michael enlisted in the Marines 24 April 1967,
at the Chicago Recruiting Office.
"I went through basic training with Mike in
Platoon 256,MCRD,San Diego,CA in the winter-
spring of 1966.Mike and a few others,including
me were Catholics and we went to mass toget
-her on Sunday during basic training.The drill
instructors actually encouraged us to go to
church on Sunday.It was good as it was also a
chance to get away from the DI's for an hour
and get some rest.Michael was a great guy!"
Upon arriving in Vietnam 13 December 1967,
Michael was assigned to Golf Company,2nd
Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
Division.
Michael died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head and body from rifle fire during a com-
bat patrol,when Golf Company engaged enemy forces on a ridge above QL-9,5 kilometers southeast of Khe Sanh Airfield.
Michael was single and served his country for
one year and 1 month and was KIA #28360.
He had been in Vietnam for 5 months and 11 days.
Michael was 19 years,1 month and 21 days old.
Survived by his mother;Cecilia Dolores K
Anderson,his two sister;Dolores and Frances of
1008 Dewey Ave,Evanston,ILL and two older
half siblings;Peggy M and Bobby L Anderson of
IL.
His grandparents;Ludwig and Franciska
Kurczodyna of IL.

His father,Francis William Anderson
Born: 1906 Springfied,MO.
Died: 1963 IL.

His mother,Cecilia Kurczodyna Anderson
Born: October 24,1927
Died: October 30,2001 Orlando,FL

His parents were married November 14,1953
while living in Los Angeles,CA.

Awards:Purple Heart,Combat Action Ribbon,
Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star,
Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal,Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.


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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: David C. Henderson
  • Added: 24 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73868942
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Michael Francis Anderson (30 Mar 1949–24 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73868942, citing St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .