Rank and Name, Storekeeper Second Class Lawrence Joseph Andersen.
Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.
Lawrence is born approx. on Nov. 5, 1914 in Colorado.
Father, Walter Andersen.
Born in Denmark.
Mother, Annie Andersen.
Born in Ireland.
Sister(s), Virginia and Elaine Andersen.
Brother(s), Walter, James and Norbert Andersen.
Lawrence enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 6540882.
Lawrence was KIA when the Japanese Submarine Torpedoed the USS Indianapolis and she Sunk at the Philippine Sea on July 30, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Lawrence is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA.
And at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com