Anderson, Julian Raye, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B40, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry
Service Years
1964 - 1969

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Currie, NC
Last Address
Currie, NC

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery - Currie, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 017

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)Air Assault Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry1st Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 11B40, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry
  1968-1969, 11B40, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, APO San Francisco 96345. GENERAL ORDERS, 3633, 9 MAY 1969, AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL (FIRST OAK LEAF CLUSTER) ANDERSON, Julian Raye, SSG Enlisted, United States Army. Company C, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. Awarded: Bronze Star Medal(First Oak Leaf Cluster) with "V" Device, Date of Action: 21 April 1969, Theater: Republic of Vietnam.

For Herioism not involving participation in Aerial Flight, in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Sergeant Anderson was serving with his company on a reconnaissance in force operatiosn west of Lai Khe. As the main body of the friendly force was setting up a patrol base, Sergeant Anderson observed movement to his front. He immediately notified the company of the suspected movement, however rather than commit his entire element to the potentially dangerous situation, Sergeant Anderson decided to lead a small element to make a reconnaissance of the area. 

After advancing approximately 40 meters, he called back that he had located an enemy bunker complex. Without regard to his own personal safety, Sergeant Anderson proceeded to check out the enemy fortification at which time he was instantly killed by enemy small arms fire. His outstanding initiative and exemplary professionalism significantly contributed to the saving of American lives and distinguished him as a soldier of the highest caliber. Staff Sergeant Anderson's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army. By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.
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