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Orvie P. Anderson
Colonel, United States Army
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Orvie P. Anderson, a retired Army Colonel died on Sunday, September 26, 1999; he was the beloved husband of Hildred Derleth Anderson.

Colonel Anderson attended University of Wisconsin and entered the armed services in March 1939 as Second Lieutenant. His military duty included service in  New Guinea, Australia, Philippines, Japan, Turkey, Germany and the United States. Graduated from Command Staff College, June 1948. He retired as Colonel, July 1, 1966. His many decorations included the Legion of Merit.

Survivors include his wife Hildred; a son, Lari (Mary) of Annandale, VA; two grandchildren, Kyle and Carly; one sister, Myrtle Plenke of New Canaan, CT; one brother, Edler (Audrey) of Los Altos, CA; several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held on October 13, 1999, at 10:45 a.m. in Fort Myer Chapel. Inurnment to follow Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

OP Anderson Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 3 September 2000 Updated: 13 February 2003 Updated: 18 August 2006
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