Anderson, Edward, CPL

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Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B10, 82nd Airborne Division
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT Clyde Wittsell (CJ/ WILDMAN) to remember Anderson, Edward, CPL.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lynn, MA
Last Address
Lynn, MA

Casualty Date
May 14, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pine Grove Cemetery - Lynn, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
60E 007

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Infantry Shoulder Cord

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 15th Battalion, 4th Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), A/1
 Unit Assignments
505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/A Company
  1968-1968, 11B10, 82nd Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 29, 2017, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PVT  Ed Anderson and I were in the same basic training unit (A-15-4) at Ft. Knox, Ky (Oct-Dec 1967). Ed was from Lynn and I was from Chelmsford, Mass. Ed and I trained together for a short period of time but I became a 'fast' friend because of his warm personality, honesty, 'openess' and helpful nature. I was suprised that Ed was a boxer in the Lynn area becuse he was the 'least' aggressive person that I knew in our training platoon. My most 'haunting' remembrance of Ed was the day we got our orders to AIT training. Ed was going to Ft. Polk, LA for Infantry AIT and had a 'premonition' that he would go to RNV and be 'killed'. Ed was very distraught and despite our attempts to console him, he was not able to 'cast off' his 'premonition'. I served in Korea with the 7th INF Div on the DMZ. In about May 1968, I read in 'Stars & Stripes' that Ed had been "KIA" in RVN. I still say a prayer for him and all the others that we lost in RVN. Thank You for the 'opportunity' to share my remembrance of Ed Anderson. We miss them all and will not forget them!
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