THOMAS L ANDERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

THOMAS LESLIE ANDERSON

WALL NAME

THOMAS L ANDERSON

PANEL / LINE

15W/77

DATE OF BIRTH

04/10/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LA CROSSE

COUNTY OF RECORD

La Crosse County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS LESLIE ANDERSON
POSTED ON 10.24.2017
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1969

Gift From Dead GI

TOY ARRIVES WITHOUT JOY

LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 25 (UPI) - Two-year-old Jeffrey Anderson had a very special present from his father Christmas Day.
It came in the mail Wednesday and he thinks its from Santa Claus, but it really is from his father.
His mother, Mrs. Doreen Anderson, got a letter from the boy's father Wednesday saying Merry Christmas and asking her to pick out something special as a Christmas present for Jeffrey.
She picked out a toy soldier, wrapped it and placed it in the mailbox.
Jeffrey was overjoyed with the present and very excited. He knew his Daddy was a soldier and the toy was just like his father.
But Jeffrey hasn't been told his father, Army Sp-4 Thomas L. Anderson, 20, was killed in Vietnam on Sunday when struck by fragments of a booby trap as he was riding in a vehicle.
His mother said she was told Monday night her husband had been killed, but she couldn't tell her son because he is too young to understand.
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POSTED ON 9.9.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPECIALIST 4TH CLASS ANDERSON,
THANKS FOR BEING AN ENGINEER EQUIPMENT ASSISTANT. IT IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. WE ARE REMEMBERING MORE HEROES. WE MUST ALSO HONOR AND REMEMBER YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.25.2016
POSTED BY: Richard M Olson

Thomas L Anderson

Tom you are missed and always will be You were one of my best friends and have thought about you many times Your life was too short you will alway be in my heart Love ya Man
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POSTED ON 8.4.2014
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

Tom is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, western division, veterans section near the front gate. Tom is located in the 9th row, 18th column in from the north.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Thomas Leslie 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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