AMVETS presented wall hanging
BEECHWOOD—On April 28, during the AMVETS Post 436 (Beechwood) “Trout Tales” breakfast, Judy Anderson of Beechwood presented a patriotic wall hanging to Post Commander Frank Jirik.
The wall hanging commemorates and keeps alive the spirit of Judy’s brother, Lance CPL John P. Anderson, who was killed on July 2, 1967, in the vicinity of Quang Tri, Republic of South Vietnam, while serving with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
LCPL Anderson entered military service on January 5, 1966 and was the third young man from Iron County to die in the fighting in Vietnam, Jirik said. He was a 1965 graduate of Iron River High School.
“LCPL Anderson was scheduled to arrive home on furlough on July 4, 1967, and should have been in the company area for furlough processing; unfortunately, he took on one last mission and was killed,” Jirik said.
LCPL Anderson’s named is engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Wall and can be found on Panel 22E, Line 94. He is interred in Rosehill Cemetery in Beechwood.
“We are grateful to the Anderson family for commemorating LCPL Anderson with the presentation of this wall hanging,” Jirik said. “It will be displayed in our Post home, Beechwood Hall, for all to see and to reflect.”