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Bremerton Paratrooper to Be Honored

November 5th, 2008 by ed friedrich

What does this have to do with The Commute? Nothing, but I also cover the military and need someplace to put this. Hopefully I can mix things up if people don’t mind.

Anyway, members of the 173d Airborne Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., are getting close to dedicating a memorial there at the “home of the Airborne.” On the memorial will be the names of 1,643 sky soldiers who died while serving with the 173d in Vietnam and 69 who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One of those was Capt. Charles C. Anderson Jr. of Bremerton, who died in Vietnam on March 22, 1967, while serving wiht A Battery, 3/319th Artillery, 173d Airborne Brigade. The group is trying to find the members’ families to let them know about the memorial and add them to a mailing list. Craig Ford of Edmonds is the area contact person. His number is (425) 743-0576 and e-mail is cford1503@comcast.net. For more about the memorial, go to www.173dmemorial.org.

One Response to “Bremerton Paratrooper to Be Honored”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    “…On the memorial will be the names of 1,643 sky soldiers who died while serving with the 173d in Vietnam and 69 who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    One of those was Capt. Charles C. Anderson Jr. of Bremerton, who died in Vietnam on March 22, 1967, while serving wiht A Battery, 3/319th Artillery, 173d Airborne Brigade…”

    It is about time…thanks for letting us know, Ed.