JAMES E ANDERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

JAMES EDWARD ANDERSON

WALL NAME

JAMES E ANDERSON

PANEL / LINE

29E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

10/31/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DARLAC

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EUREKA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Humboldt County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES EDWARD ANDERSON
POSTED ON 8.7.2021
POSTED BY: Dan Thompson

Replacement

I was the battalion mail clerk for 704 main headquarters and company a. John replaced me as the new battalion mail clerk on September 10th 1967. I was told that you became dissatisfied with all the harassment by the new first sergeant and requested to transfer. I heard some time later that he had been shot down. Peace be with him.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2021

Final Mission of SP4 James E. Anderson

At 10:13 PM on November 3, 1967, a 4th Infantry Division firebase in Darlac Province, RVN, manned by Company C, 1st Battalion, 22d Infantry, came under a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) mortar barrage followed by a ground attack. The base perimeter was probed from three sides, and by 10:55 PM, the attack had become so intense that the unit had to lower their howitzers tubes to direct fire angles to keep their perimeter intact. The attack lasted until 1:30 AM when the enemy withdrew. A dawn sweep outside the base resulted in twenty-four NVA bodies and one prisoner of war. Friendly losses from the encounter were one U.S. killed, SP5 Gary L. Hensley from D Battery, 5th Battalion, 16th Artillery, and eighteen wounded. A 4th Aviation Battalion gunship flying in support of the contact crashed and burned with the loss of all crew members. The aircraft, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 66-00538), was making a gun run supporting the ground unit being overrun when the ship came under heavy fire. The helicopter, possibly damaged from the ground fire, flew into trees and exploded. Personnel in a wing gunship overheard aircraft commander 1LT James E. Pavlicek Jr. scream “Pull out!” two and a half times before they hit. Witnesses in the supporting gunship reported that the crash may have been caused by either target-fixation or enemy fire. Despite being a hazy night, the visibility in the area was reported to be good at the time. Ground troops located the crash site the following day. The lost crewmen included Pavlicek, co-pilot WO1 David E. Thomas, crew chief SP4 James E. Anderson, and gunner SP4 Randall W. Ernsberger. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “Lessons Learned, 4th Infantry Division, Period ending 31 January 1968” at cacti35th.com]
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POSTED ON 3.23.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 7.31.2018
POSTED BY: Joyce Bannerman

James Edward Anderson

Not a day goes by when you are not on my mind. On the anniversary of your death, I read your letters and wonder what would of been. You will always be remembered, the pain never leaves.
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POSTED ON 7.29.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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