Anderson, Charles Thomas, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Private First Class


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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle, Wa
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Casualty Date
Nov 12, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sunset Hills Memorial Park - Bellevue, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 058

 Official Badges 

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
1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment4th Infantry Division
  1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1966-1966, 11B10, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended 
Olympic College
  1964-1965, Olympic College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 

Mother Accepts Bronze Star for Son Killed in Vietnam
 

Army Pfc. Charles Thomas Anderson, Jr., killed in action in Vietnam 12 Nov (1966) was honored for his heroism today. The Bronze Star, with a "V" for valor, was presented to the soldier's mother, Mrs. Estella Anderson, 911 24th Ave., at Fort Lawton. Maj. Gen. C. F. Leonard Jr., X Corps commander, made the presentation. An accompany citation said: "Pfc. Anderson's complete disregard for personal safety under enemy fire was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers. This outstanding display of devotion to duty, and personal bravery, is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army.Anderson, 20, was an assistant machine gunner with the 4th Infantry Division, when his company was attacked by North Vietnamese. He repeatedly explosed himself to enemy fire to provide ammunition to a machine gun defending the position. A mortar shell exploded next to his position, mortally wounding him.

Anderson entered the Army in November, 1965, and was sent to Vietnam in July, 1966. He was graduated from Garfield High School and had attended Olympic College one year. While in school he played football and basketball. Besides his mother, he is survived by his father, Charles T. Anderson, Pine Bluff AR; two sisters, Marva and Jeanette, and two brothers, Gregory and Michael Anderson, all of Seattle. (Seattle Times, Seattle WA, 3 Mar 1967)

   
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