Gordon August Anderson

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  • Name: Gordon August Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Floodwood, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 10, 1910
  • Date of Death: November 14, 1992 (82 years old)
  • Parents: August and Anna Anderson
  • High School and Class: Floodwood School, Floodwood, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Gordon August Anderson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 30
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 10, 1910
    Birth Place: Floodwood, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Floodwood, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Floodwood, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Great Northern Railroad
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 180
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: August Anderson (father)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gordon was raised in Halden Township near Floodwood, Minnesota. He attended Floodwood School.

    Gordon was a past commander of Floodwood American Legion in Floodwood, Minnesota. He married Helen Ledstrom April 15, 1950. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years retiring in 1975. He was former mayor of LaPrairie, Minnesota, a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1720 of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and the Brotherhood of Railway Workers.

    Gordon is survived by his wife, sons Robert and Vernon, daughter Patricia Anderson, sisters Mildred Fendler and Olive Anderson, and one granddaughter.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-E-17-1-5)

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