Anderson, Alister, COL

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Chaplain (Officer)
Primary Unit
1977-1977, 5310, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Service Years
1956 - 1977



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Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
  1977, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1924.
1941 attended the Citadel, Military college of So. Carolina.
1945 Graduated from the United States naval Academy - Commissioned in the Regular navy and ordered aboard the U.S.S. Samuel N. Moore(DD747) in the Pacific Ocean. Served on the Moore until Sept. 1947 - resigned Regular navy Commission to attend theological seminary. Attended Union Theological Seminary, N.Y. and graduated with Master of Divinity Degree & ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1950.Served in parishes in Maryland, N.Y., and New Jersey until 1956 - volunteered for service in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.

Army chaplaincy - 4th Armored Div. at Ft. Hood, Texas & in Germany. Post Chaplain Ft. Jay, N.Y. and chaplain at Tripler Aarmy Medical Ctr. Hawaii.
Served with 25th Infantry Div. in Vietnam 67-68; Landsthul General Hospital & Suppor Command Chaplain Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Completed military service as Staff Chaplain, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Retired with the rank of Colonel in 1977.

During the 27 years as regular active duty and reserve naval officer and army chaplain, the military units served with were awarded four battle stars. Have been awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service & Army Commendation Medals.

1990 Resigned ministry in the Anglican/Episcopal Churches & was ordained a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in 1992.
As of 2003 provided Orthodox Worship Service for Eastern Orthodox priests who are away from their congregations for reasons of sickness, conferences and vacations.

Married to Ann Stuart Anderson - three living children and six grandchildren. Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and U.S. Naval Academy Class of 46 Association. Served as Chaplain fo the  Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chaplain of the Jefferson Davis Camp #305, SCV and in 1998 was Appointed as Chaplain-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

   1 April 2003 **
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Approximate Year Born 1924 City/State Born or Raised Norfolk, Virginia Single or Married Married Name of Spouse Ann Stuart Anderson Year Last of Contact 2003 Last Known Address 10 East Third Street - Frederick, Maryland 21701-5311

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 Unit Assignments
4th Armored DivisionFirst Army (1st Army)Tripler Army Medical Center25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  1956-1956, 5310, 4th Armored Division
  1962-1962, 5310, First Army (1st Army)
  1966-1966, 5310, Tripler Army Medical Center
  1967-1968, 5310, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1977-1977, 5310, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
 Colleges Attended 
CitadelUnited States Naval Academy
  1941-1941, Citadel
  1941-1945, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Letter of 1 April 20031
  Chaplain Anderson1
  St. Cornelious Chapel Governors Island N.Y.2
  Jun 06, 1999, Confederate Memorial1
  Jun 08, 2002, Speach1
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