Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Edwin Lavaughn Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Astoria (CA-34) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Edwin is born approx. on Nov. 12, 1914 in Missouri.
Parents No Record Available.
Sister(s), Waynoma Anderson.
Edwin enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 3423679.
Edwin was KIA when the USS Astoria Sunk during the Battle of Savo Island on Aug 9, 1942, 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.
Edwin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com