Joseph Crook Anderson – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Joseph Crook Anderson, 75, a retired Army Colonel who became an account executive at the Merrill Lynch investment firm in Washington, DC, died of leukemia Jan 1, 1990 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland.

He was a native of Memphis, Tennessee,  and a graduate of the United States Military Academy.  During WWII, served in the infantry in the Pacific and participated in Kwajalein and Philippine campaigns.

Colonel Anderson's postwar assignments included duty as assistant military attache' at the US Embassy in Mexico City and as head of joint State and Defense Department study missions to Tunisia, Morocco and Laos. His last assignment was at the Pentagon as an assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He retired from active duty in 1962. His military medals included the Bronze Star with Combat V and the Legion of Merit.

He joined Merrill Lynch after ret and worked there until he retired a second time in 1979.

He was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and the Army-Navy Club. Survivors include his wife, Eugenie Ward Riley Anderson of Bethesda; 3 sons, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, a sister, and 5 grandchildren. June 6, 1914-January 1, 1990.

Colonel Anderson was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


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