ROBERT D ANDERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

ROBERT DOUGLAS ANDERSON

WALL NAME

ROBERT D ANDERSON

PANEL / LINE

27E/26

DATE OF BIRTH

08/29/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CARMICHAEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sacramento County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT DOUGLAS ANDERSON
POSTED ON 9.29.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Robert Douglas Anderson

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
Battalion: 14th Combat Aviation Battalion
Division: Americal Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 819 (October 9, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Robert Douglas Anderson (ASN: RA-18907476), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force as a member of Company A, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion, Americal Division, on 29 September 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson distinguished himself by exceptionally heroic action and personal bravery while serving as a crew chief aboard a UH-1D helicopter engaged in a combat assault west of Tam Ky in protection of two downed aircraft. As his ship was terminating its approach, it was subjected to large caliber enemy automatic weapons fire. As the infantry troops departed the helicopter, one was seriously wounded. Seeing the injured man fall Specialist Anderson unhesitatingly leaped from the aircraft and ran to the fallen soldier with complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of the close proximity of automatic weapons and small arms fire. His display of courage spurred two other infantrymen to race to his side and assist in placing the wounded man aboard the helicopter. While Specialist Anderson was returning to his seat, the aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire which mortally wounded him. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson's display of unquestionable heroism in the face of a numerically superior hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 9.8.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS ANDERSON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HUEY - UH-1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 9.21.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Robert Douglas Anderson, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.1.2012
POSTED BY: Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak

To Put A Face With A Name

To Put A Face With A Name
Dear Robert, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, Robert, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2011

La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Carmichael, CA

La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Carmichael, CA
The La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Earl J. Koobs Nature Study Area, adjacent to Garfield Elementary School in Carmichael, CA. The memorial is dedicated to 14 former students of La Sierra High School who lost their lives in Vietnam. The land for the nature area was purchased by students from La Sierra High School and Garfield Elementary in 1971. It was dedicated to Earl J. Koobs in 1973, to honor his inspiration for and dedication to the area. The La Sierra High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created the same year and is one of the first known Vietnam memorials in California. It was crafted in the high school metal shop by students wanting to remember their classmates lost during the war. While access to site is limited, each Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day a ceremony takes place honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. The above picture demonstrates the amphitheater-style setting of the memorial. In the bottom image, the names of the 14 soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam include the name of Jerry Cowsert, a former La Sierra student who was killed in a basic training accident.
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