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First Name: Rex

Last Name: Anderson

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Franklin County, TX

Date of Birth:

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Rex Anderson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Rex Anderson
Private First Class, U.S. Army

On 5 April 1945, Private First Class Rex Anderson was serving with Company F, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry (Thunderbolt) Division in the European Theater of Operations.

On that day, PFC Anderson's unit was in combat action in Horn and Steinheim in the Westphalia region of Germany. PFC Anderson's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Private First Class Rex Anderson (ASN: 6299463), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 5 April 1945. Private First Class Anderson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 83d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 274 (1945)

Honoree ID: 311565   Created by: MHOH




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