Friday, December 16, 2011

Michael D. Anderson Jr., Marines, Corporal -- Rest In Peace

Michael D. Anderson Jr., 21

Marines, Corporal
Based: Camp Pendleton
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: December 14, 2004
Fallouja, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Modesto
High School: Peter Johansen High (Modesto)
Burial: Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Calif.
Marine Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr., 21, of Modesto withstood the bloody battle for the Iraqi town of Fallouja but was unable to survive its aftermath in violent, house-to-house combat against insurgents.

Anderson, a former member of the Marine Corps' terrorism-fighting team known as Fast Company, retired from the elite squad earlier this year to be closer to his family. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. He left for Iraq on Sept. 11.

The decorated Marine was killed Tuesday as his squad traveled from house to house on rooftops searching for enemy combatants, said his father, Michael Anderson Sr., who spoke with Marines from his son's squad...

The senior Anderson, who described his son as his best friend, said they last talked on the phone Dec. 11, when his son told him that "things were getting weird."
Read the entire LA Times article about Marine Corporal Michael D. Anderson Jr. here 
and find more about Marine Corporal Michael D. Anderson Jr. here 
and here.

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