PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, Beauford T
Date of birth: July 6th, 1922 (Eagle, Wisconsin)
Date of death:  November 7th, 1996 (Salinas, California)
Buried on:  Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality:  American
     
MEDAL OF HONOR - ARMY (MOH)
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Unit: 381st Infantry, 96th Infantry Division U.S. Army, (381st Infantry, 96th Infantry Division U.S. Army,)
Awarded on: June 27th, 1946
Action: Rank and organization: Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, 381st Infantry, 96th Infantry Division. Place and date: Okinawa, 13 April 1945. Entered service at: Soldiers Grove, Wis. Birth: Eagle, Wis. G.O. No.: 63, 27 June 1946.
Citation:
He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. When a powerfully conducted predawn Japanese counterattack struck his unit's flank, he ordered his men to take cover in an old tomb, and then, armed only with a carbine, faced the onslaught alone. After emptying 1 magazine at pointblank range into the screaming attackers, he seized an enemy mortar dud and threw it back among the charging Japs, killing several as it burst. Securing a box of mortar shells, he extracted the safety pins, banged the bases upon a rock to arm them and proceeded alternately to hurl shells and fire his piece among the fanatical foe, finally forcing them to withdraw. Despite the protests of his comrades, and bleeding profusely from a severe shrapnel wound, he made his way to his company commander to report the action. T/Sgt. Anderson's intrepid conduct in the face of overwhelming odds accounted for 25 enemy killed and several machineguns and knee mortars destroyed, thus single-handedly removing a serious threat to the company's flank.
 
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Home of Heroes
Information source(s):   - Jordan, Kenneth N., Yesterday’s Heroes – 433 men of World War II awarded the Medal of Honor 1941-1945, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1996
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