ALTO ANDERSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 58W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

ALTO ANDERSON JR

WALL NAME

ALTO ANDERSON JR

PANEL / LINE

58W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

04/07/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/12/1968

HOME OF RECORD

QUINCY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Gadsden County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALTO ANDERSON JR
POSTED ON 4.7.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Alto Anderson Jr., Served with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2017
POSTED BY: Tommasena Godwin

Recognition of my dear uncle

As mention from my cousin(Menee Anderson), my dear uncle Alto I never met you, but I have heard how you were so wonderful. It is good to know we had such a brilliant uncle that fought for our country. You will always be remembered and missed. We will always tell our children and others what wonderful things you have done.

Love always
your niece,
Mrs. Tommasena Anderson Godwin
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POSTED ON 5.13.2017
POSTED BY: Menee Anderson

Always In My Hearts

Uncle I never had the chance to meet you, but you always be in my heart...I thank you for fighting. for our country..I will always love you...until we meet...R.I.H.
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POSTED ON 9.2.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT ANDERSON.
I HOPE YOUR PHOTO GETS POSTED. THANKS FOR BEING A GRUNT. ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE. REST IN PEACE,
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POSTED ON 7.4.2016
POSTED BY: Maj. Raymond E. Turner, DAV.

Tribute to a brave platoon Sargent

SSGT Alto Anderson became my platoon sargent when I was assigned to the 3/8th Infantry, A Co., 1st Platoon in March 1968. I was on the same truck in the convoy from Pleiku to Dakto. I got to know him very well since I was the platoon medic. While he had distinguished himself during the Tet Offensive earlier, he never told me about his heroism. We went on numerous combat assault (CA) and search and destroy (SAD) missions before his fatal one on June 12th. Earlier that day as the platoon combat medic, I tried to talk him into processing out of the country since he had about 3 days left in country. He refused. I believe he was depressed and did not want to go home. Earlier he talked a lot about going home to get married. Suddenly, he was very sad. He went on he last mission on June 12th despite my attempt to stop him. I sat across from him on a light aircraft (C-?) to Kontum Province, where we boarded Huey gunships to our staging area. Read Major Obsession (ebook) to get more details. I was with him on a hill when mortars suddenly rained down on us. There were two combat engineers with us sharing the same shadow hole. I got up to search for wounded troops a few meters away from his side and told him I would be back. Seconds later two mortars were fired from the valley below. That was it. The three, including SSGT. Anderson, who I was elbow to elbow with were killed. SSGT. Anderson was literally cut in two by an enemy motar. He died a hero and is a credit to our brave men and women in uniform.
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