The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company G

S/Sgt Charles Edwin "Andy" Anderson
Service # 37707913
S/Sgt Anderson was born March 26th, 1916 in McCracken County, Kentucky and was wounded in action in April 1945 and died at hospital Tuesday, May 15th, 1945. Sgt Anderson is the son of unknown Anderson and the son of Goldie May Bodwell Anderson [born 1895 in KY date of death unknown].

The 1930 US Census for Arapahoe, Englewood, Colorado shows Sgt Anderson residing at # 4444 South Lincoln St with his widowed mother, brother Elmer R [b2/2/1912 in Missouri and died 3/31/1990 in Co.] and sister Evelyn [b. 1920 in Co and died unknown].

S/Sgt Anderson enlisted in the Army on Dec 17, 1943 at Denver, Co. His enlistment records states had completed grammar school, was married and was 66 tall.

Sgt Anderson married Barbara Delores Wenderski [b.9/26,1912 Gilman, Minn and died 2/28/2004 in Co] on Oct 5, 1936 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Englewood, Co. Four children were born of this marriage, Ronald C Anderson, Robert Anderson and twin sister Roberta Anderson King and Steven Anderson.

S/Sgt Anderson married Barbara Delores Wenderski [b.9/26,1912 Gilman, Minn and died 2/28/2004 in Co] on Oct 5, 1936 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Englewood, Co. Four children were born of this marriage, Ronald C Anderson, Robert Anderson and twin sister Roberta Anderson King and Steven Anderson.

S/Sgt Anderson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French], the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star and Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Presidential Distinguished Unit Emblem.

Staff Sergeant Anderson is interred at the Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal [Vosges] France at Plot B Row 23 Grave 15.


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}