CW4 Elmer G. Anderson was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/17/2009 at the age of 82.5
Killeen, TX
Flight Class 58-1
Date of Birth 01/06/1927
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Richard Dipboye

More detail on this person: Obituary from Killeen Daily Herald, 22 Jul 2009:

Elmer G. Anderson Funeral services for retired CW4 Elmer G. Anderson, 82, of Killeen will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with a U.S. Army chaplain officiating. Burial will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson died July 17. 2009, at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 6, 1927, at Craig Township, County of Burt, Neb.

Mr. Anderson flew his first plane at age 16, joined the Army in 1950 and became an aviator in 1959; he served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.

His awards include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal with numerals 31; National Defense service Medal with one Oak Leak Cluster, Good Conduct Medal; Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars; United Nations Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and one Bronze Service Stars; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10-year device; Combat Infantry Badge; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Master Army Aviator Badge; Presidential Unit Citation; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

He retired in 1981 at Fort Hood, flew helicopters to offshore oil rigs in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

He was active with Young Eagles, was an avid auto mechanic, member of the Killeen Pilots Association, Charter Member, Army Aviation Assn.; Lifetime member, Hot Air Balloon Assn., and many other aviation associations.

He attended church services at 19th Street Chapel and Anderson Chapel on Fort Hood.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jean Anderson of Killeen; daughter, Debi Sadler of Corsicana; grandchildren Karen Richards and Katie Short, both of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Dalton Barkley, Bryce Richards and Jaden Phillips, all of Corsicana; and nieces Susan and Sandra.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lena Anderson, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to Young Eagles: c/o George Loffert, 2203 Dalwin Circle, Killeen, TX 76541.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

From: Richard L. Dipboye

Burial information: Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

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