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Lawrence DeForest Anderson

Lawrence DeForest Anderson

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Service Number O-120159
Birth Date May 13, 1917
From Ridgewood, New Jersey
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Runner (SS-275)
Loss Date July 11, 1943
Location North of Hokkaido, Japan
Circumstances Probably sunk by a mine
Remarks Lawrence was born in Albany, New York.  He was a
1939 Yale graduate and was attending Yale Law School
when called up in the Naval Reserve.  He was a classmate
of Richard Harold Seligman, also lost on USS Runner,
and Gordon Phillips Hoover, lost on USS Cisco.

Photo (l) and information courtesy of Chris Stout; photo (r) and additional information courtesy of Mr. (nephew) and Mrs. Lawrence DeForest Anderson.

 

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