(courtesy of Anna Walters)
marker for Thames A. Anderson in Crystal Lake Township Cemetery North,
Frankfort (Benzie county), Michigan.
Thames enlisted in the army at Kalamazoo, MI on 19 June
was transferred from the 551st PIR to Company D, 508th PIR on 11
The Morning Report dates
for his arrival and the instance of his being wounded in action are
inaccurate as it records him being WIA the day before his transfer.
Still hospitalized on 15 May 1945, he was transferred to
the hospital's Detachment of Patients. He did not return to the
regiment and was discharged from the Army on 27 March 1946.
His military decorations include the Bronze Star (awarded
post-war), the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for
Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations.