Anderson, Howard Douglas, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 062B, D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marathon Shores, Fl
Last Address
Marathon Shores, FL

Casualty Date
Dec 27, 1967
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Charlotte Harbor Cemetery - Punta Gorda, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32E 067 / Section 24, Plot 46

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry AssociationThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1967, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1967, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Tributes from Members  
From Tom Tucker posted by CA Short, Diane 829
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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  Tributes from Others: Jun 22, 2015  

Ed  Cardon
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Vet
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Veteran
I did not know CWO/W1 Howard Anderson but I served with the 25th Infantry Division from 1969-70. I salute your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace of the Lord and your family and friends as well.
Dec 27, 2010
charles (centaur 16-festus) hagan
friend and comrade
117, E., Center, hartford, ky., 42347, usa
the moving wall, left, my community today and though, it has been here before, this is the first occasion, i have had the courage, to go. after more than 40, years, it was overwhelming, to again see your name, but it, has been as indelibly etched, on my soul for all, that time, as it is, on the stone. i hope God, has blessed you. hagan
Nov 9, 2009
Davie  Bush
Life long friend
3802, Gillette Dr., Wilmington, NC., 28403, USA
With All My Heart!
Doug: I Was so messed up, when i found out, that you were gone. I will never, get past it. Doug, I miss you badly. I went back to nam, 4, more tours, after your passing. your mom tried to talk me out of it, but I just could not stay home. I have Two sons & A Girl. Ill be seeing you old freind, With all my love, Rest Easy. DAVIE
Feb 4, 2009
Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
D Trp/3/4 Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.
Apr 8, 2007
leo rice
friend, that served together
1609, oakview rd.,
ashland, ky., 41101, USA
a hero who went away, without being told, of
i will, never forget the terrible day, you were shot down, you, mark, roger & john, you did not have a chance to surrvive. i had to help carry, your bodys out, now as veitnam veterans, we have to fight for our health benfits, we are getting a lot older, we are in our mid and upper 50/s, may you rest in peace, my friend.
Wednesday, April 12, 2000
Lynda Burleigh
Old Classmate
After all these years, I still remember your smile. That double date with Sandy. Whispering during Mass. How you sang off key during Choir Practice. Swimming at Jack Tar's Pool. Graduation came and we lost touch. Too soon you were gone. You are missed.
Sunday, March 28, 1999
mark jerome
my dad served and was killed, with you. God has sent, leo, to me with the help, of dad and his fellow crew. we never met and from what i have heard, you are and always will be hero's, in my heart. i love and miss you all. thank you, for looking over leo and me. we love you, guys.
Friday, September 14, 2001
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For CWO/W1, Howard Anderson and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say, thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always, will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known, you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you, did not, have to pay, so high, a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
We Remember
Howard is buried at Charlotte Harbor Cemetery, Punta Gorda,FL. BSM AM-6OLC PH
Posted by: Robert Sage

Friday, November 19, 2010
Regret and guilt at the death of Howard Anderson
I served with Howard Anderson in D trp, 3/4 Cav. Howard took my standby on 12-27-67 so I could go to the PX. On my way back, I saw the smoke from what I learned later was the crash in which Howard was killed. I have felt a good bit of guilt about this for over 30 years, but there is no rectifying the situation. He was a good pilot and a good Warrant Officer.
I am very sorry he had to be killed in such a futile action.
I hope that he is resting in peace, along with the other 3
crewmembers, Mark Schmidt, John Barsch, and Roger Henson. They did their duty as best they could. The Centaurs were a proud lot, and during my tour this was the only full flight crew that we lost. To Howard's family: I hope that your pain has eased somewhat over the years. Know that at least one of his comrades-in-arms remembers and is thinking of him often.

Pat Eastes
Centaur 21
Posted by: Pat Eastes

Relationship: We served together
Saturday, September 30, 2000
the pain hurts
To pat eastes on regaurd to the 4 that were killed on Dec. 27th 1967.please email me in on my father john barsch.i was very young whan my father was killed and do not remember much about mom will not talk about it to me because of the pain she still has.I was his first son and my parents were not married.he later married and have 2 brothers i,ve never seen.theres lot to learn about my dad and this is the only way i no of.i talked to my grand father about my dad and the pain of not seeing me all these years hurt him.because the loss of his son and grand mother died at my fathers funeral whan he was brought home.i do remember that and his face.i have few photos of him.can u help me,in finding some things about my dad and some photos.If you get this please help me.I am a former marine that was wounded in beruit lebonon in 1983.please help any one thank you and god bless to all us vetrands.we are not forgotten.I no the pain and I keep hanging on but less i no about my dad is killing me also. JJ{USMC}1/8 co.c 24th mau 2rd mar.div.semper fi all
Posted by: JJ
Relationship: crew member of dad
Monday, July 26, 1999

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Jun 22, 2015
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