Anderson, Benjiman, T/3

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Last Rank
Technician Third Grade
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
039-Cable Splicer Telephone & Telegraph
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 039, 3rd Engineer Special Brigade, Engineer Amphibian Command
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Technician Third Grade

One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Chesterfield, Virginia
Last Address
Richmond, Virginia

Date of Passing
Mar 31, 2010
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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Birth: May 17, 1920
Death: Mar. 31, 2010

Benjiman William "Ben," Anderson passed away peacefully on March 31, 2010, just weeks shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia Austin Anderson; his children, Bruce (Carol Sue),Carol Ann Norman (Bobby)& Keith (Martha);grandchildren (chronologically)Eric, Nicole, Todd, Julie, Lisa, Austin & Will; 3 great grandchildren, Rachel, Victoria & Madeline; sisters, Louise Berger & Mildred Crostic. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Clara Cox Martin; his parents, Clyde Anderson Sr. and Lessie Martin Anderson; and his brother, Clyde Anderson, Jr. A lifetime Chesterfield County resident, he was also a lifetime member of Providence United Methodist Church. Having joined in June 1930, at his passing, he held the longest membership in the church. Ben graduated from Manchester High School in 1938 & went to work for C&P Telephone Co. At age 21 he enlisted in the US Army, Signal Battalion, 1 month after the bombing of Pearl Harbor & stepped off a ship onto Hawaii on his 22nd birthday. He also served in New Quinea & the Philippines. After the war he returned to C&P & retired after 42 years.Ben spent time volunteering at McGuire Veterans Hospital & with Boy Scout Troop 862 & in later years visiting shut-ins & friends. He maintained relationships with old friends & army buddies til the end. He loved to camp & travel & vacationed in all 50 states, Europe, Canada & Panama. His favorite spot was Buggs Island, which his family still enjoys. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother & friend, he loved unconditionally. He will be greatly missed. Aloha!
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Basic Training (Fort Monmouth, NJ), A/1
 Unit Assignments
Engineer Amphibian Command
  1945-1945, 039, 3rd Engineer Special Brigade, Engineer Amphibian Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
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