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Roy L. Anderson

Date of death: December 1, 1944
Home of record: Konowa Oklahoma
Status: KIA


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Roy L. Anderson (ASN: 0--543687), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with an Infantry Company of the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 29 November 1944, in Germany. When two companies were temporarily halted by enemy machine gun fire, Second Lieutenant Anderson, a platoon leader, though previously wounded, courageously moved forward alone, neutralizing the enemy fire and killed at least five of the enemy. Still disregarding his own wound and despite enemy action, he carried two of his wounded men to safety. After moving his platoon forward, while checking and bettering his men's positions, Second Lieutenant Anderson was killed by enemy artillery fire. His intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61 (1945)

Action Date: 29-Nov-44

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 335th Infantry Regiment

Division: 84th Infantry Division