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Anderson, Robert Merritt

Rank and Name, Private First Class Robert Merritt Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Fleet Marine Force, Marine Corps.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1926 in New York.

Father, John Anderson.

Mother, Mary Anderson.

 

Robert enlisted the service in New York with service number # 873223.

 

Robert was KIA during the Landing at Peleliu, his LVT got hit by the Japanese Crossfire on Sept. 15, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Peleliu/index.html

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160607.htm

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

2nd Battalion, 1st Marines
LVT on Peleliu 1944
Peleliu 1944
Peleliu 1944
His rank Private First Class