CPL Andy D. Anderson

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CPL. ANDY D. ANDERSON

Hometown / City: FALLS CHURCH, VA FALLS CHURCH (CITY)
Date of Death: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: COMPANY B, 46TH ENGINEER BATTALION, FORT RUCKER, AL

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Birth: Mar. 21, 1982
Death: Jun. 6, 2006, Iraq

Cpl. Andy D. Anderson of Falls Church, Virginia had been home for a visit just weeks before. He proposed to his high school sweetheart, bought his mother a dining room table for Mother's Day and impressed everybody with his self-confidence and sense of purpose. He loved what he was doing. He was helping to reconstruct the country. This is the best we ever saw him. He was trying to do 20 years, the full term in the Army, because that's what really changed his life. Andy was a 2001 graduate of J.E.B. Stuart High School in the Seven Corners section of Fairfax County and stood out in basketball and football. He was among the county's basketball scoring leaders in his senior year, with an average of 14.7 points over 19 games. After high school, Anderson tried a year of college then joined the Army, as his father, a general contractor, had done before him. He is survived by his parents, his twin brothers and grandmother among others. He was 24.

Army
Company B
46th Engineer Battalion
Fort Rucker, Ala

Burial:
Coffee Cemetery
Jackson County
Alabama, USA

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