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 8.17.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Richard, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
A true American Hero.
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POSTED ON 2.24.2004

Who's Who in Marine Corps History

LCPL Richard A. Anderson, USMC

From: http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Whos_Who.htm

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 6.17.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SERVICEMAN A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


RICHARD ALLEN ANDERSON


served in the


UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS


as an


ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER


with


COMPANY ' E "

3rd RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION

3rd MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )

FLEET MARINE FORCE


and was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory at


FOREST PARK CEMETERY


HOUSTON TEXAS


To view an image of his gravesite,

please go to.....


www.findagrave.com/pictures/18074.html



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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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The award of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

at

THE WHITE HOUSE

on 15 September 1971

by the

Vice President of the United States of America

Spiro T. Agnew


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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Fulton

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, Company E, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion. 3d Marine Division



Place and date: Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, 24 August l969



Entered service at: Houston, Texas



Born: 16 April 1948, Washington, D.C



Citation:



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an assistant team leader with Company E, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy. While conducting a patrol during the early morning hours L/Cpl. Anderson's reconnaissance team came under a heavy volume of automatic weapons and machine gun 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, L/Cpl. 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 8 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, L/Cpl. 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, L/Cpl. Anderson was instrumental in saving several marines from serious injury or possible death. His actions were in keeping 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.



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Last name: ANDERSON

First name: RICHARD ALLEN

Home of Record (official): HOUSTON

State (official): TX

Date of Birth: Friday, April 16, 1948

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Marine Corps

Rank: LCPL

Serial Number: 450842089

Component: Regular

Pay grade: E3

MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 0311

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, November 26, 1968

Date of Casualty: Sunday, August 24, 1969

Age at time of loss: 21

Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died

Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)

Country: South VietNam

Province: Quang Tri

The Wall: Panel 19W - Row 110

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