Asa David Anderson, Jr.

Army Badge
  • Name: Asa David Anderson Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Keewatin, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1926
  • Date of Death: January 29, 1977
  • Parents: Asa D. Anderson, Sr. & Gladys (Sisler) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1945 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 15, 1945
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: May 17, 1947
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    August 1945 November 1945 Company A, 51st Battalion, 11th Training Regiment, Camp Fannin, Texas
    December 1945 Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Asa David Anderson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: November 30, 1926
    Birth Place: Keewatin, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: November 30, 1944
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 148
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Other
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. A. D. Anderson, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Newspaper article - Nov 1945 – Pvt. David Anderson arrived in Coleraine Friday to spend a furlough visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Anderson. He will report to Fort Riley, Kansas, the 6th of December for overseas duty. David is in the regular Army, having reenlisted after receiving an honorable discharge from the reserves.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Asa David Anderson died in Hennepin Colorado. and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Section R, Site 2201). He was an area resident for many years before moving to Mound, Minnesota. He is survived by one son, Brad Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Shonna Anderson Johnson; and one sister, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Payfer.

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