Travis W. "Loopie"-Anderson-Obituary

Spc. Travis W. "Loopie" Anderson

Hooper, Colorado


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When he was in kindergarten, Travis Wayne "Loopie" Anderson disappeared from school with a friend, putting the whole town on alert as police and others scoured the area. "I found them in an abandoned house," said his uncle, Tracey Freel. "One of them still had his Teddy bear." Anderson ran away with the same friend at about 14, but the second time it was not so innocent _ they stole his mother's car and drove to New Mexico before they were caught stealing gas. When police caught up to them, Anderson fired at their tires. "Oh, that Travis. If he was an angel, the horns on his head kept the halo up," said Kandalyn Bradshaw, who grew up with him. Anderson, 28, of Hooper, Colo., was killed May 13 when a car loaded with explosives slipped past a line of vehicles waiting at a checkpoint in Beiji, Iraq. He was based at Fort Stewart. Anderson's family said the avid hunter struggled to finish high school, eventually getting his diploma at an alternative school after a battle with hantavirus, a sometimes fatal ailment. Before he left for Iraq, Anderson told his sister he felt he was doing the right thing. "I am tired of being a screw-up," he wrote.

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We would like to express our deepest condolences and to also let the Anderson Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one, Travis W. "Loopie" Anderson US Army Private 1st Class. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded...

To the family and friends of Spc. Travis W. "Loopie" Anderson:
It has truly been my honor to sign Travis' guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Travis will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

It has been 7years since you left us. There's not a day that goes by I don't think of. Miss you so much. Love tiff

To the family and friends of Spc. Travis W. "Loopie" Anderson:
Always remembering Travis. "Some gave all."

What an amazing guy, to have accomplished so much, despite obstacles. I can see he was well loved. Peace to all who cared about him.

Well you would have turned 35 on Sunday! Still can't believe you are gone....miss you so much. Love Tiff

I am so sorry for your loss. May SPC. TRAVIS W. "LOOPIE" ANDERSON rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is. My thoughts and prayers are with TRAVIS and your family. Remembering TRAVIS on this Sept. 11,2011~Thank You an American HERO! ~GOD BLESS~

To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal
sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in
your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the
ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20

A greatful Veteran
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-69

So today is Friday the 13th and I am really thinking about you. My mom is really sick and not doing well. I am graduating tonight and sure do wish you were here with me. I really miss you Loopie and can't wait to see you again. Lots of Love, Tiff