In Memory of
Arvid Clinton Anderson
Sisseton, South Dakota
February 23, 1918 – December 24, 1944
Killed in Action in Belgium
Arvid Clinton Anderson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Anderson. He was born in Lily, South Dakota in Day County on February 23, 1918.
He had eight brothers and sisters: Gladys, Eleanor, Conrad, Pearl, Ella,
Clayton, Ethel, and Sheldon. Arvid “spent the greater part of his life with his
parents, moving with them to Sisseton” in the years before entering the service.
Mr. Anderson enlisted into the Army on December 21, 1940 in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was place into Troop B in the 4th
Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron. He then received the rank of T-4, Technician
Fourth Grade. T-4 Anderson served in our country from December 21, 1940 to
December 5, 1943. He was then shipped overseas on December 5, 1943.
T-4 Anderson was killed in action on December 24, 1944
while overseas in Belgium. during the Battle of the Bulge. According to the
Webster paper, Anderson died when “a mortar shell burst in a tree above him,
killing him instantly. Serving as a radioman in the army, he had gone with
others on a reconnaissance and when attacked by a tank, the army car got stuck
trying to escape. Anderson had gotten out to push when he was killed.”
I will forever remember the service and sacrifice of T-4
Arvid Clinton Anderson.
This entry was
respectfully submitted by Shauna M. Peterson, 12th Grade, Sisseton
High School, Sisseton, South Dakota, February 12, 2002. Information from this
entry was provided by the Roberts County Veterans Service Office in Sisseton,
South Dakota, bonus record, and newspaper clippings.