Anderson, William Lee, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B40, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Templeton, PA
Last Address
Templeton, PA

Casualty Date
May 27, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cochran Cemetery - Templeton, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 114

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 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
  1969, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Dix, NJ)
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry 9th Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 11B40, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry
  1969-1969, 11B40, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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Last Known Activity


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 Specialist Fourth Class William Lee Anderson (ASN: RA-11883260), United States Army, for gallantry in action involving close combat with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 12 May 1969 while serving as Team Leader with Company B, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, on a reconnaissance in force mission outside Thu Thua in Long An Province. When his platoon was ambushed by an enemy force with rockets, grenades, automatic weapons, and small arms, two of his comrades were wounded. Braving heavy enemy fire, Specialist Anderson crawled to within ten meters of the enemy machine gun emplacement. In order to provide covering fire for a medical Aidman attempting to reach the wounded men, he continually exposed himself to the enemy barrage. Thus he enabled the medical aid to save the lives of the two men and contributed greatly to the defeat of the enemy force. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson's extraordinary heroism in close combat with an armed hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Casualty occurrence: Dinh Tuong province.
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