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.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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