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