Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Thomas Moore Anderson Jr.
Unit/Placed in, USS Porter (DD-356) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Thomas is born approx. on May 23, 1922 in Reidville, South Carolina.
Father, Thomas M. Anderson.
Mother, Hattie w. (Harris) Anderson.
Sister(s), Margater M. and Polly M. Anderson.
Thomas enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 2625923.
Thomas was KIA (not certain)when the USS Porter was torpedoed by a torpedo from a Japanese Submarine or American plane on Oct. 29, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Thomas 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