Forrest Tellef Anderson

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  • Name: Forrest Tellef Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA
  • Date of Birth: September 16, 1913
  • Date of Death: August 20, 1958 (44 years old)
  • Parents: mother's maiden name was York
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  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: September 2, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: May 10, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Forrest served with the 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 5th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Forrest Tellef Anderson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 16, 1913
    Birth Place: Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: State of Minnesota Division of Employment and Security
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 200
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Catherine Mary Anderson (wife)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Information from obituary in Grand Rapids Herald Review, dated August 21, 1958:

    "Forrest T. Anderson, Grand Rapids attorney, died Wednesday night at the Minneapolis VA hospital.

    Mr. Anderson had been ill since early in the summer when he was hospitalized while training with a Marine reserve unit in California. A Marine officer during World War II, Anderson had remained active in the reserves. He was a past commander of the McVeigh-Dunn American Legion post, a former village attorney and past secretary of the Civic and Commerce. He had been active in Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and other community projects. He headed the student county government project of the American Legion, all of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Survivors include his wife, Catherine; two sons, Peter and Rolf, daughter Kristin, two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Sitz and Mrs. Arthur Silvis and a brother, Leigh."

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-30-0-8)

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