EDWARD J ANDERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

EDWARD JAMES ANDERS

WALL NAME

EDWARD J ANDERS

PANEL / LINE

2E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

07/24/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/18/1965

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ANGELES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD JAMES ANDERS
POSTED ON 1.31.2014
POSTED BY: Bill Davies

High School Memory

Eddie, another kid named Richard, and myself would on occasion cut lunch and go across the street to eat lunch at a hamburger joint. This was 1961 or '62. We felt pretty clever after we got back on campus without being caught. I remember that he was big, blond haired, and quiet. Someone you could depend on if push came to shove. I was in the navy when I heard of his death.I still miss him.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear PFC Edward James Anders, 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 5.2.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 7.5.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 11.18.2002
POSTED BY: Tim Murphy

Brave

Ed, you were my hero in 8th grade. You did and said what many of us were afraid to, yet you always showed respect, albeit sometimes a bit irreverently. I remember always smiling when in your presence. Thank you for those memories and for your service to our country. You're thought about and missed. See you later, I hope.
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