Polk County

Cpl. Charles L. Anderson Jr.



93 Iowans on Army-Navy Casualty List

The names of 93 more Iowans were included in an army and navy casualty report made public Monday by the Office of War Information.  Twenty are listed as dead, 62 wounded and 11 missing.  The list follows:

Navy Dead
AMOS, Joseph B., Corp., USMCR, DesMoines.
ANDERSON, Charles L. Jr., Corp., USMC, DesMoines.
ELGIN, George L., Pvt., USMCR, Indianola.
FAHRENKRUG, Harold Royal, Watertender 1/c, USN., Kingsley.
VAN ETTEN, Ralph Dan, Seaman 1/c, USNR, Burlington.
WALSH, Philip Michael, Seaman 1/c, USNR, Morning Sun.

Source: Quad City Times, (Davenport, Iowa), Monday, May 14, 1945

Charles L. Anderson, Jr. was born June 23, 1919 to Charles L. (Sr.) and Clara Anderson. He died Feb. 23, 1945 and is buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.

Cpl. Anderson served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps E Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1st Parachute Regiment, I Marine Amphibious Corps (IMAC) and was KIA on Red Beach Two on Iwo Jima while participating in combat operations.

Source: ancestry.com