In Memory of
U.S. Army Private
Harold Burton Anderson
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
December 16, 1924 -- February 11, 1944
Killed in Action in Italy
Harold B. Anderson was born
in Sioux Falls, SD, on December 16, 1924. He lived in the Riverside part of
Sioux Falls. Harold attended the Riverside Presbyterian Church. His parents
were Albin and Eva Anderson. He also had a brother, Donald, who was in the
quartermaster corps at Camp Lee, Virginia. Harold went to high school at
Washington. Harold graduated in June of 1943. He was involved in YMCA
basketball, as well as school basketball. He liked to play basketball in his
free time. He was employed at the Hide Take-up department.
His military training was at
Camp McClellan, Alabama (directly after high school). Harold was sent overseas
to North Africa then sent to Italy in late 1943. He was stationed in North
Africa. He was in the 36th division, 141st infantry of the U.S Army. He died
when the 36th division tried to capture Massa Albaneta and the cavalry Mount
(near Monte Cassino, Italy). The attack was slowed by the severe snowstorm and
the Germanís then started up a murderous machine gun massacre. He is buried at
Hills of Rest.
This brave soldier, gave his
life for the United States, and should be remembered for his bravery.
The tribute to Private Harold Anderson was
written by Chris Brooks, 11th grade, Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, South
Dakota, April, 2002. This tribute couldnít have been done without Will Archer,
a cousin to Harold.