ROBERT T. ANDERSON (1931 - 2010)

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Born May 9, 1931 in Taft, Kern County, California.

Parents Verness and Dorothy Anderson.

He entered the U. S. Air Force July 12, 1951, Gunner A/1c Robert T. Anderson.

Assigned to the 13th Bomb Sqdn, 3rd Wing, 5th U.S. Air Force at K-8 (Kunson, Republic of Korea).

Anderson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Metal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Was Honorably Discharged with the rank of S/Sgt from the Air Force at Castle AFB July 11, 1955.

Graduated Fresno State University 1957.

In 1976 Returned to California and went to work in the Assessors office in Hanford, Kings County, California.

Retired in December 1996 with 20 years of service. In 1997 Moved to Cape Coral, Florida.

Survived by his Companion Barbara Kalpin, 2 Daughters. Kelly Brandt of Ft Myers, Florida and Shannon Brown of Menifee, California. Three Grand children and a sister, Carole K. Anderson of Hanford, California.

Member of the 13th Bomb Sqdn. Assoc., Air Force Assoc., 5th Air Force Memorial Foundation, Life Member VFW, Member American Legion, Korean War Veterans #155 of SW Florida, Fresno State Alumni Assoc., the Bulldog Foundation, and the Avenal Historical Society Inc.


Published in The News-Press on Dec. 22, 2010
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