Edward “Sonny” Rand Anderson

Army Badge
  • Name: Edward "Sonny" Rand Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 25, 1927
  • Date of Death: March 4, 2011
  • Parents: Arthur L. Anderson & Estelle (Larson) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1945 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1945
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  • Date of Discharge: November 24, 1946
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    August 1945 Company A, 51st Battalion, 11th Training Regiment, Camp Fannin, Texas
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Edward Rand Anderson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: January 25, 1927
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: January 25, 1945
    Employer: High school student
    Weight: 149
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Arthur L. Anderson, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Edward Anderson married Joyce Darlene Anderson. He taught school for many years at South St. Paul, Minnesota. He also was a professional musician and a member of the Musician Union.

    He died in Wyoming, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 154). He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son David Anderson; daughter Lisa Anderson Cunningham; and 2 grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his parents; son Brian; 2 infant children; and his sister Karen Anderson.

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