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Anderson, Omer Lee

Omer Lee Anderson
Floydada, Texas
Born April 25, 1927
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 18144957
Died while Prisoner of War
Died February 28, 1951 in Korea
Sergeant Anderson was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 5, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner at Hanjang-ni, North Korea on February 28, 1951 from malnutrition. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Sergeant Anderson was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service



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