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ANDERSON, ANDY D. (Age 24)

CORPORAL, U.S. Army

On Tuesday, June 6, 2006, CORPORAL ANDERSON died while serving his country in Iraq. ANDY leaves to cherish his loving memory, his parents, Xiomara Mena and Harold Anderson; his brothers, Rafael (Jenny Le) and Randall (Bianca) Anderson; his maternal grandmother, Angelica Mena; his paternal grandparents, Ernestine and Louis Anderson; his fiancee, Tava White; two nephews, Nathaniel and Jaedyn Anderson; as well as aunts, uncles, couins, a host of friends and relatives. The family will be receiving friends at Crossroads Baptist Church, 5811 Hoffmans Lane, Falls Church, VA on Tuesday, June 20, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel on Wednesday, June 21, at 3 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. "A good Soldier of Jesus Christ" 2 Timothy 2:3. Arrangements by MURPHY'S FUNERAL HOME OF ARLINGTON.


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Published in The Washington Post from Jun. 11 to Jun. 18, 2006.
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March 21, 2019
HBD! Remembering you and what life wouldve been like, if you were still here...
Randy Anderson
Brother
March 20, 2019
Happy Heavenly Birthday my beloved son!! I miss you so much
Love Momma
June 6, 2018
Can't believe it's been 12 years. Not a day goes by we don't remember him and SGT Parnell and the others we lost in Iraq. RIP
Daren Payne
June 5, 2018
Missing you
Love momma
June 5, 2018
Rest in peace my beloved son.
June 5, 2018
Memorial Day 2018 RIP my son
Love Momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 30, 2017
Honor and Remember Love momma
May 29, 2017
They say it gets better with time, it doesn't! but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones today and always.
May 29, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
May 28, 2017
Great pictures and thanks for sharing. Rest assured he's not forgotten by all of us who served with him.
Daren Payne
May 27, 2017
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May 27, 2017
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. (NLT) ( John 15:13 )

To love is to sacrifice for another person's well being. What greater sacrifice is there than to lose your life serving, protecting, and defending those you love? Then there are those who sacrifice their lives not even knowing who it is they are sacrificing their lives for. Take a moment today and honor those who have given up their lives for our country. Remember them in prayer and acknowledge their greatest sacrifice.

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow!
Xiomara Mena (Momma)
December 25, 2016
Reminiscing about you, this Christmas morning. Missing all the joy and laughs you brought into this world and after all these years it still brings a cheerfulness in my life. Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart.

Love,
Randy Anderson
December 24, 2016
Another Christmas without you:(
Missing you.
Momma.
June 9, 2016
Missing you :(
Momma
June 7, 2016
God give your Angle to watch over CPL. Andy D. Anderson
with all we have given
and all we received,
we pray and hope
that the days that have passed
that our father will be pleased!


God bless you brother and thank you much for your love for man kind, you have given of your self for us all!
God bless you CPL. Andy D. Anderson

Bruce Bellefontaine. East Cost, Canada
Bruce Bellefontaine
June 6, 2016
It's been 10 years ago today. I'll never forget that day and I think of you and SGT Pernell often. RIP
Randy Alemy
June 7, 2015
Can't believe it has been 11 years now since that day. My prayers go out to the family and friends on this day and never forget he is not forgotten by those who served with him.
Daren Payne 46th EN BN 2005-07
June 6, 2015

And a voice from heaven said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy."
Matthew 3:17
Rest in peace my beloved son!
Thank you for your sacrifice,Forever in ours hearts!+
love you momma
May 25, 2015
You are never forgotten by those of us who served with you in Ramadi. I pray for God's comfort to your family and blessings as you continue to move forward. Your sacrifice means a great deal to us and we will never forget!
LTC Daren Payne, 46th EN BN
May 24, 2015
Missing you.
May 24, 2015
Thinking of you my beloved son,always in my heart and forever.
love you momma
November 13, 2014
missing you my beloved son.
love momma
November 11, 2014
Pausing to remember you on this Veteran's Day. You will never be forgotten by all who were ever part of "Bravo Beast" and the Steel Spike Battalion. Thanks for your service and sacrifice!
LTC Daren Payne
June 28, 2014
I will never forget you.when we get station in Virginia I will make sure to go visit you. I hope you know i never forgot you I remember you every year no matter if I've been out for 7 years. I remember you saying the scrap out of us don't nights. I still remember what you said and it's here any time you all want a hug. Love you and I will always remember you.we might be station in your old unit and my sister unit in Alabama.if we are I would be so proud.
Claudia Zandi
June 13, 2014
Robert Berry
May 16, 2014
Missing you.
Love momma
May 16, 2014
On May 24, I'm reading at the Veterans Memorial Wall, my Son Cpl Andy Dee Anderson's name. Also, it is a blessing for me to be choosen to read his battle buddy's name Sgt
Carlos E Pernell. Thank you Lord for this blessing ??
Xiomara Mena
March 26, 2014
Happy Belated Cake Day Sir!!!
Linda "LuLu" Blanks
March 26, 2014
Miss you so much.
Love Mamma
March 26, 2014
Xiomara Mena
March 25, 2014
THANKS You for serving!!! REST IN SWEET PEACE!!!
Linda LuLu Blanks
March 21, 2014
Happy Birthday in heaven big cuz! Forever in my heart
Sophia Vazquez
December 26, 2013
Merry Christmas in Heaven my beloved son,I miss you more than ever.??????
Xiomara Mena
November 12, 2013
Missing you??????
Love momma
July 1, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
June 11, 2013
June 6, 2013
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
It has truly been my honor to sign Andy's 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 Andy will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
June 8, 2013
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD !! :-** to have known you was such an honor !! Until we meet again....
June 7, 2013
You continue to hold a special place in my heart, Andy.
Ann Lam Wong
June 6, 2013
Xiomara Mena
June 6, 2013
Xiomara Mena
June 6, 2013
Today in my calendar marks seven years that God took you from me. Last night exactly at 3am I woke up thinking of you and thought about how seven years ago exactly at that time you called me and told me you love me and God bless. I vividly recall that night, that moment, that phone call, and also your voice saying to me, "Momma! What are you doing?" I will never forget that phone call , thank God for allowing me to hear your voice for the last time. I promised myself to always tell your story and share mine. God is so good. He gave me strength to fight depression, He gave me strength to live and survive for the rest of the family, but I also thank God for giving the great privilege of being your mother. I live in peace because in life I gave you all of me and even now that you're gone, I take my time to honor your life. I love to share my story with friends and family because many of them continue to remember you the way you want to be remembered. I thank your friend from high school, Phillip Wiafe, for the inspiration he had to make a portrait in remembrance of you. I can imagine him reminiscing while he was drawing your picture. Thank you Phill, you did an excellent job. And to all your comrades for keeping in touch and sharing their memories with me. My beloved son, you are never forgotten. I love you more and more. You are forever in my heart and I will keep smiling for you. Even today, with these shoes I've been walking in for seven years, today they feel tighter than ever. My brave soldier you've passed to eternity to serve the army of Jesus Christ, our Almighty . Until then, Momma ,daddy and your brothers will continue telling your story.
I love you and miss you much.
Xiomara Mena
May 29, 2013
MAY YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND THAT I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO PROTECT MINE AND OTHERS FREEDOM. REST IN PEACE SOLDIER
ENID DAVIS
March 21, 2013
Happy Birthday in heaven my beloved son!!!
Love momma
February 14, 2013
Thinking of you my beloved son.Always missing you.
Love you forever.
Momma
July 6, 2012
To the Anderson family,

May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
June 7, 2012
June 6, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Always remembering Andy. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
June 6, 2012
Dear Andy ..."as long as we remember you and we are alive
we will hold you forever in our hearts...and as long as we can breathe our heroes will never be apart...."
Love you,
Tia Anette
Anette Ortiz
June 6, 2012
Always in our hearts, love you forever...
Tia Chely
June 5, 2012
I want to thank everyone for sharing our journey these past six years. Everyone knows tomorrow, June 6th will be Andy's six year Angelversary : ) When we created this guest book for Andy, we thought that it would be a great idea to keep in touch with Andy's friends, thinking about everyone that goes their different ways in life. Thank God that we can share his legacy and memory and we can also keep you posted with all our events. Never did I imagine that I would meet so many wonderful people and families that have been in the same position that I am in. There has been so much support from everyone and I am so grateful. A special thanks to Andy's unit the 46th Engineer Battalion at Fort Rucker. The video that they made in memory of Andy and Carlos brings both a smile and tears. I can see while he was away in the middle of the war, he still found a way to make people laugh and enjoy his time there. He left many good memories that for most of us we will forever treasure in our hearts. It hasn't been an easy journey because losing a child is the greatest lost a person can ever endure. We miss him dearly. My life will never be the same without him, but keeping his legacy alive and giving extra love to Rafy, Randy and my grandsons is a way for me to continue until we meet again. To SGT Pernell's wife and his family, my prayers go out to them. In the meantime, I will continue posting pictures and thank you to everyone for your likes and comments. God bless everyone and thanks again.
For the people that do not already follow Andy's Facebook group, It is called "In Memory of CPL Andy D Anderson". Please join the group so we can all keep in touch. Thank you.
Xiomara Mena
May 31, 2012
MOMMA IS MISSING YOU SO MUCH...
Xiomara
May 30, 2012
Davis
May 29, 2012
I honor you on this day after MEMORIAL DAY. Thank You Sir for all you gave.America Home Of The Free Because Of THE BRAVES!
Linda"LuLu" Blanks
May 28, 2012
Remembering you not just today but everyday !! Thank pooh...Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !!
May 27, 2012
Since you've been called home- life here just has not been the same ! Miss you so much !! Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !! Tay
May 26, 2012
I miss you Andy! It feels like yesterday we were chilling cracking jokes in the motor pool. I love you and may you continue to rest in peace.
Carlene Davis
May 26, 2012
God bless you thanks for defending our country
Brenda
Longview, Tx.
May 25, 2012
Thank you.
millicent askew
April 22, 2012
To the family of the late CPL. Andy Anderson, I thank you for sharing his legacy with us. For CPL. Anderson, I am grateful for his selfless service to this country. I wish his family well.
April 11, 2012
God Bless CPL Andy D. Anderson's family. May He rest in sweet peace in the arms of our Lord. Thank You CPL Andy D. Anderson for a job well done.
Linda "LuLu" Blanks
March 21, 2012
Happy Birthday Andy!! The day is almost over but I know the party will continue in heaven. Today is your day. We love and miss you always!

Forever in our hearts.

Much love,
Neke
March 21, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POOH !! LOVE YOU ALWAYs.....gone- but NEVER forgotten !!
MOOKIE :-3
March 21, 2012
Happy Birthday in heaven with Jesus,my beloved son!!
Love momma
February 25, 2012
We miss you soooooo much!!! Your jokes, your smile....the fun times....our fights....all the memories we created.....I thank GOD everyday for having blessed me with such an angle here on earth so precious he called you home !!!! May you continue to rest in peace !!! Thank you !! Thank you !! Thank you !!
:-)
White
February 24, 2012
Missing you ;(
Love Momma
January 31, 2012
I can only imagine.....all the broken dreams...all the should've, could've, would'ves.... Our last moments... PRICELESS!!! WE MISS YOU !!!
January 29, 2012
Andy, you wouldn't believe that I went to the Audie Murphy Board and passed. Just a small accomplishment I wanted to share with you. I was at Arlington policing up some of the wreaths yesterday and I wanted to stop by your resting place. I met your mom, what a wonderful lady. It was bittersweet; I was glad I met her...I just wish you were still here. I wanted to stay a lil longer but it was mother-son time. I will come back next weekend. Thanks for watching over us. Always loved and deeply missed.
Neke
November 11, 2011
Thank you my beloved son.
Love momma
November 11, 2011
Happy Veteran's Day, Big A! I miss you so much. I often wish I could see your face or hear your voice; to have you here on earth with us. I will never understand God's timing for picking his angels but thankful he allowed you to be a part of my life. I planned to come see you today (Jayden has school today), so, I will come visit tomorrow. Love you always my friend!
Neke Heidelberg
November 10, 2011
Thank you my beloved son. As a promise we're keeping your memory alive. For our family, Veteran's Day is everyday. You were so brave the year you decided to join the Army. Even though I was so disappointed, you wanted to go active duty where you accomplished so much. My son, you've been missed by many, but just God can fill that emptiness when I close my eyes and want to have you here to tell you I love you and hold you tight : ) My spoiled Andy. This morning on my way to work, I saw your youth Pastor and many memories came flooding back in my mind. Thanks God Pastor Kenny was always there for you. I give thanks to God everyday of my life to have been chosen to be your mother and you to be my son even though it was only for a short time. What a great gift. Rafy and Randy was always proud of you. There's not a day that goes by without thinking about you or talking about your jokes and how funny you were. Not only that, but the love you had for your brothers and family.
FOREVER IN MY HEART
November 8, 2011
With a smile and a joke you made everything better. I miss you and I love you Andy.
November 8, 2011
I still think about you! I hope you up there looking out for me!
Patrice
October 24, 2011
Thinking of you, Andy. You will never be forgotten. I send thoughts and prayers to your family often.
October 23, 2011
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
sandi watts
September 12, 2011
RIP bro
Claudia`` Duarte-McAphee
August 30, 2011
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

Julio Rodriguez
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-69
Julio Rodriguez
August 18, 2011
I did not know CPL. Andy Anderson, but my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I thank him for serving in our country's military.
Sandi Richardson
June 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May CPL. ANDY D. ANDERSON rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is.My thoughts and prayers are with ANDY and your family.GOD bless~And Momma he's watching over you.ANDY is not forgotten.
L Greene
June 16, 2011
Thinking of you,,,,,,,,,,,
Love Momma
June 11, 2011
We, as Americans, too often take our freedom for granted. We forget that our freedom is payed for in blood; the blood of our own. Andy is just one, among countless others, to give his life in defense of our freedom. We must always remember that freedom isn't free; that, and the sacrifice Andy made, is something We must never forget.
We love you Andy....
Tia Anette
Anette Ortiz
June 9, 2011
Not a day goes by that I don't miss you my friend. It's so hard to believe that it’s been 5 yrs since you got your angel wings. I came to visit before your birthday (but of course you know that already). I will never ever forget you. I promise to come visit you again soon.

Much love always!
Neke
June 6, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Andy D. Anderson:
Please accept my remembrance of Andy on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
June 6, 2011
There's an old saying that goes like this "You don't know what you have until it's gone." I wish I had one more day with you Andy. I would cherish it better. I miss you... RIP Andy Anderson forever in my heart.
Randy Anderson
June 6, 2011
Andy's innocent smile will never be forgotten
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