More detail on this person: Roger Ernest Anderson, 59, Hightown, VA., died Thursday, Sept. 18,
2003 at his home. He was born November 20, 1944, to the late Catherine Louisa Anderson and Ernest
Theodore Anderson of Dell Rapids, South Dakota. He was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service
of the Central Intelligence Agency and was recently awarded the National Intelligence Medal of
Achievement and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of his achievements,
significant contributions and enduring impact to the intelligence mission of the United States.
These awards are two of the highest honors presented to intelligence officers.
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) also honored him in 2002 for meritorious conduct in the performance of out-standing service by a member of the United Intelligence Community. The NRO designs, builds, and operates the nation's spy satellites. He also received the CIA Commendation Medal. His 35 years in intelligence also include a 20-year Army career. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1987.
During his years of military service, he had two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, an Air Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. He worked on the Patriot Missile defense system and managed many of the Army's intelligence and electronic warfare programs.
He was a member of the Blue Grass United Methodist Church and the Blue Grass Ruritans. Roger was preceded in death by his daughter, Ursula Anderson Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Constance Huddleston, Anderson, Hightown, VA; son-in-law, Darren Carl Smith; grandson, Leif Huddleston Smith, Gordonsville, VA; brother, David Anderson, Dell Rapids, S.D.; sister, Norma Anderson Ferguson, Ironton, MI.; sister, Barbara Anderson Trevithick, Arvada, CO. and 12 nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 22. Burial was in the Union Chapel Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Grass United Methodist Church, Union Chapel United Methodist Church or the Highland Medical Center.
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