PVT Robert J. Anderson was born 18 Apr 1920 in Richmond County, New York to James Francis and Caroline (Gundlach) Anderson. His father worked in a shipyard. In 1940 Robert was working to combat soil erosion (Soil Conservation Corps?).
When drafted in February 1942 Robert had 2 years of high school. Transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944, PVT Anderson was killed in action on 25 Aug 1944.
PVT Anderson is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.