In Memory of
U.S. Army Infantryman
Reuben “Steve” C. Anderson
Grafton, North Dakota
Walsh County
Entered service in Beadle County of South Dakota
January 4, 1909 – March 31, 1945
Killed in Action at Elbe River, Germany

 Reuben “Steve” C. Anderson

Reuben “Steve” Anderson was born to Adolph and Hannah Anderson in Walsh County, North Dakota, near Grafton, North Dakota. Reuben graduated from Grafton High School. Later Reuben moved to Huron, South Dakota, where he worked as a payroll clerk for the Northwestern Public Service for seven years.

Reuben enlisted in the service while living in Huron. He completed basic training at Fort Knox in 1943. Anderson was later sent overseas to the European theater of operations. On March 31, 1945, just weeks short of the end of the war in Europe, U.S. Army Infantryman Reuben “Steve” Anderson was killed while serving with an Armored Division.

Reuben Anderson was buried at the Fort Snelling Military Cemetery near St. Paul, Minnesota; the service was attended by both family and two of Reuben’s comrades.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Aaron Boyd, 8th Grade West, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, November 20, 2000. Information for this entry was provided by Josephine L. Russell, Huron, SD, sister of Reuben Anderson.