LTC Donald "Ed" E. Andersen was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/07/2016 at the age of 80.7
Mount Pleasant, SC
Flight Class 59-23
Date of Birth 01/09/1936
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMM-365 in 65, VMA-223 (FW) in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam ITCHY
This information was provided by Jackie Andersen (wife)

More detail on this person: Lt. Col. Donald E. "Ed" Andersen, age 78 died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Hospice of Charleston, Mount Pleasant, following an illness.

Mr. Andersen was born in Conway, a son of the late Oscar Donald and Lorraine Evans Andersen. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and also received a Masters degree from University of South Carolina. Mr. Andersen served in the Marine Corp for 23 years, serving as a Marine Aviator for two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he served as the Director of Mentor and also served as Executive Director of Shoreline Behavioral Services of Horry County until his retirement. Mr. Andersen was also a state constable. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC.

Surviving are: his wife of 56 years, Jacquelyn F. Andersen of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three sons, Donald E. Andersen, Jr and wife Pamela of Edisto Island, SC, John E. Andersen and wife Hope of Sanford, NC, and Michael F. Andersen and wife Kim of Mt. Pleasant, SC; 8 grandchildren, Jackie Andersen, Christopher Andersen, Andrew Andersen, Mary Andersen, John Eric Andersen and wife Kat, Jeremy Andersen and wife Cason, Jaden Andersen, and Dani Andersen; and 3 great grandchildren, Brody, Kylie, and Justin.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel with Rev. David Butler officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Saturday.

The family will also receive friends in the Parish Hall of St. John's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Memorials may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401; or to Hospice of Charleston, 3350 Riverwood Pkwy., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30339; or to Roper St. Francis Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 208-A, Charleston, SC 29407; or to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation at

Please sign the online guestbook at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Burial information: Lakeside Cemetery

This information was last updated 10/19/2016

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