Anderson, Steve, CPL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, C Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newark, NJ
Last Address
Newark, NJ

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Grove Cemetery - Bluefield, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 091

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1969-1969, 11B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1969-1969, 11B10, C Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign/Operation Washington Green
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Casualty Occurred 10 Jul 1969:  Operation Washington Green. Event was undetermined per Coffelt.
Steve Leon Anderson was born July 12, 1946 in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was the son of Grant and Hazel (Perkins) Anderson. He attended the public schools in Bluefield and was a graduate of Park Central High School in the Class of 1964. He was baptized in the Mount Zion Pentecostal Church at an early age and worked in the church until he left Bluefield. Upon graduating from high school, he served in the Job Corps for eighteen months. He entered the Army in September 1967 and had been stationed in Vietnam for three months before his death on July 10, 1969. Leon was survived by his parents, three brothers: Brackston, Grant Jr. and Roland; his sister Carolyn and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Perkins of Youngstown, Ohio. His daughter, Leontine, was born on September 3, 1969. He enlisted in Newark, NJ.
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