In Memory of
U.S. Army Private
Harold Burton Anderson
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Minnehaha County
December 16, 1924 -- February 11, 1944
Killed in Action in Italy

Harold Burton Anderson

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.