Anderson, Ralph G, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 521, 2nd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (2/22)
Service Years
1939 - 1944

Sergeant

 
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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gadsden, FL
Last Address
Quincy

Casualty Date
Jul 27, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Guam
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)22nd Marine Regiment
  1940-1941, 5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1944-1944, 521, 2nd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (2/22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Burial:
Providence Baptist Church Cemetery 
Quincy
Gadsden County
Florida, USA
   
Comments/Citation
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ralph G. Anderson (278510), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Leader of a Machine-Gun Section serving the Second Battalion, Twenty-Second Marines, First Provisional Marine Brigade, Third Amphibious Corps, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Guam, Marianas Islands, on 27 July 1944. With his company pinned down by intense hostile machine-gun fire during a sudden, vicious attack by the Japanese, Sergeant Anderson immediately brought his guns up under the enemy's fierce opposition to deliver counterfire on the Japanese positions. When his number-one gunner was seriously wounded by mortar fire, Sergeant Anderson promptly replaced him then, valiantly exposing himself to the withering barrage, crawled to the side of the injured man and was himself mortally wounded while administering first aid to his comrade. By his daring aggressiveness, his decisive action and great personal valor in voluntarily risking his life for another, Sergeant Anderson upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Commander in Chief, Pacific Forces: Serial 004063 (January 1, 1945) Home Town: Quincy, Florida
   
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