An Airman's Story: Lieutenant Colonel Betty Jane Williams

A Marine's Story: Private First Class James Anderson Jr.



Born on August 22, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. PFC James Anderson Jr had attended the Los Angeles Harbor College for a little more than a year before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Deploying to Vietnam for the Vietnam War in December of 1966, Private First Class James Anderson Jr. earned a Congressional Medal of Honor on February 28, 1967, when he smothered a grenade with his body during Operation Prairie.

He rests at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Carson, California.


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