John Harrison Anderson

Private First Class
Army of the United States
13 April 1948 - 25 May 1968
Wellsville, Pennsylvania
Panel 70W Line 001

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign Medals
John H Anderson

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17 November 1997

I "met" PFC Anderson while I was a junior in high school in 1987. He's at Panel 70W, Row 001. I don't know his family, or anything about his past, but I am thankful for the role he played in my life. My dad is a Vietnam Vet - he repaired helicopter avionics - and though he'd told me some stories and recommended a few books, I'd always wanted to know more about the War. PFC Anderson inspired me to learn more, and to do more. During college I worked on a collection of oral histories with Veterans in the PTSD program at the American Lake Veterans' Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. I attended several graduation ceremonies for those men (and their families), and spent many hours listening to them tell me about their lives. They didn't tell war stories; they told life stories. For most, I was one of the first non-Veterans ever to hear them talk about their experiences. It's an honor I'll always treasure. I was back in D.C. this fall, a little over 10 years since I'd first met PFC Anderson, and was able to thank him for what he did for me, and wanted to share my gratitude with the world.

©1997 David Berg

10 April 2001

From Wellsville, Pensylvania, John attended Dover High School.
I did not know John personally but we lived in the same area of Pennsylvania.
He graduated from the same school my daughter Lisa attended.
I do hope his family will find this.
John, you will always be remembered.

Judy Green

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08 Oct 2006

My brothers Ray, Harvey, and I (Evelyn Kunkle Baldwin) grew up in Wellsville, Pennsylvania, along with Johnny. We knew his dad and Uncle Les. I was so sorry to hear about his passing. He was a great kid and loved by everyone.

From a friend,
Evelyn Kunkle Baldwin
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C Company, 1/508th Infantry, lost four men on 25 May 1968 at Nui Ke (Hill 618), 17 kilometers south of Hue:
  • SSG Jaime Villalobos, Ecorse, MI
  • CPL William M. Levendis, Vienna, VA
  • PFC John H. Anderson, Wellsville, PA
  • PFC Bernard F. Yarbinitz, Johnstown, PA

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Nov 1997
Last updated 10/15/2006