RICHARD A ANDERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

RICHARD ALLEN ANDERSON

WALL NAME

RICHARD A ANDERSON

PANEL / LINE

19W/110

DATE OF BIRTH

04/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HOUSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD ALLEN ANDERSON
POSTED ON 4.16.2019
POSTED BY: A NAM MARINE BROTHER

NEVER FORGET

SEMPER FI,TEX.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2018
POSTED BY: Lynda Harrison

49 Years

It will be 49 years ago tomorrow. I didn't know you, but I have visited your memorial in Houston and honor you and all who served. G
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POSTED ON 5.7.2018
POSTED BY: Macey Barton

To my great uncle

I may not have meet you in person the storys my grandpa tells of you are amazing and you inspire me to put othrs first.
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POSTED ON 8.24.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Medal of Honor Citation

Richard Allen Anderson
Date of birth: April 16, 1948
Date of death: August 24, 1969
Burial location: Houston, Texas
Place of Birth: D.C., Washington
Home of record: Houston Texas
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Richard Allen Anderson, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 24 August 1969, while serving as an assistant team leader with Company E, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. While conducting a patrol during the early morning hours Lance Corporal Anderson's reconnaissance team came under a heavy volume of automatic weapons and machinegun fire from a numerically superior and well concealed enemy force. Although painfully wounded in both legs and knocked to the ground during the initial moments of the fierce fire fight, Lance Corporal Anderson assumed a prone position and continued to deliver intense suppressive fire in an attempt to repulse the attackers. Moments later he was wounded a second time by an enemy soldier who had approached to within eight feet of the team's position. Undaunted, he continued to pour a relentless stream of fire at the assaulting unit, even while a companion was treating his leg wounds. Observing an enemy grenade land between himself and the other Marine, Lance Corporal Anderson immediately rolled over and covered the lethal weapon with his body, absorbing the full effects of the detonation. By his indomitable courage, inspiring initiative, and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Anderson was instrumental in saving several Marines from serious injury or possible death. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

Action Date: August 24, 1969

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company E

Battalion: 3d Reconnaissance Battalion

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 9.8.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL ANDERSON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE GRUNT. SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE.
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