Leslie Willard Anderson

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  • Name: Leslie Willard Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Bena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 6, 1917
  • Date of Death: October 16, 1973
  • Parents: Knute Anderson & Anna (Sandstrom) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1934 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: ENSIGN
  • Branch: Coast Guard
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  • Date of Discharge: December 4, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Leslie Willard Anderson
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: August 6, 1917
    Birth Place: Bena, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Great Northern Railway Co.
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Knute R. Anderson, Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

    Leslie Willard Anderson trained at New London, Connecticut before being sent overseas. He served on an LST in the Pacific combat area, and participated in the invasions of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines and Okinawa.

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    World War II

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    Leslie Anderson was married to Verna Huntosh.

    Leslie Anderson died in Hennepin County, Minnesota and is buried in Hazelwood Cemetery, Blackberry Township, Itasca County, Minnesota (plot 20N, 4, 6) .

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