Anderson, Eric E., CSM

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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Command Sergeant Major
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1977-1979, 00Z, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1943 - 1979
Foreign Language(s)

Special Forces

Command Sergeant Major

Eleven Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSG Donald H Patrick, Jr. to remember Anderson, Eric E. (PUC, LOM, SM), CSM.

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Home Town
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Sep 25, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere

US Army Retired Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Medical Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Vietnamese Fourragere

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

After retiring from the Army, Eric participated in several covert operations in the early 1980's, one of which was an attempt to free American POWs from Laos. He later worked for the South Carolina Department of Corrections as a counselor helping to rehabilitate incarcerated veterans from May 1984 to July 1990. He then worked as a military contract policeman at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean from August 1990 to November 1994, and then in Kuwait in 1995. Eric Anderson died on September 25, 2009, and was buried next to his first wife at Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)
Airborne Glider BadgeMaster Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)Pathfinder Badge

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry RegimentUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
5th Special Forces Group (A)1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)Defense Language Institute (Staff Faculty) Presidio of Monterey, CAHQ, US Army Training Center (Infantry) Fort Dix, NJ
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1958-1959, 1745, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)/HHC
  1959-1959, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)
  1962-1963, 2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
  1963-1965, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1965-1966, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1966-1974, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1975-1975, Defense Language Institute (Staff Faculty) Presidio of Monterey, CA
  1975-1977, HHC, HQ Army Training Center (Staff) Fort Dix, NJ
  1977-1979, 00Z, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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