Anderson, Darrell Eugene, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B40, MACV Advisory Team 71
Service Years
1955 - 1969

Staff Sergeant


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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Minneapolis, MN
Last Address
Minneapolis, MN

Casualty Date
Mar 24, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Ba Xugen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28W 023 / Section M Site 2704

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1968-1969, 11B40, MACV Advisory Team 71
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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Comments/Citation


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Darrell Eugene Anderson (ASN: RA-27384960), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Staff Sergeant Anderson distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 24 March 1969 while serving as Heavy Weapons Infantry Advisor, Mobile Advisory Team IV-49, Advisory Team 71, Delta Military Assistance Command, United States Army Advisory Group, IV Corps Tactical Zone, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. On that date, the Tam Soc Operating Base came under intense mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire from two directions by an estimated force of two Viet Cong companies. Sergeant Anderson immediately left his position inside the team house and ran to a mortar pit under a barrage of hostile fire to more effectively direct and coordinate defenses. After reaching the mortar pit, Sergeant Anderson began delivering heavy mortar fire upon the attacking enemy. Despite the overwhelming enemy force, he remained in this open position, valiantly and courageously fighting the enemy, in defense of the allied position. Staff Sergeant Anderson's conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

 
   
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