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University of North Carolina
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LT Louis Holmes Anders

United States Navy

Date of Birth: March 08, 1945. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Next of Kin:
Beverly H. Anders (wife)
Louis Holmes Anders, Jr. (son)
Jack Robinson Anders (son)
Mr. And Mrs. Frank Anders, Jr. (parents)
Frank R. Anders, III (brother)

Commissioned: July 19, 1967

Designator: 3105

Last Duty Station: Navy Reconnaissance and Technical Support Center, Washington, D.C. - Supply Officer


Circumstances of Death:

On 16 November 1973, LT Anders was a passenger aboard a C-2 aircraft that had taken off from Souda Bay Airfield in Crete, Greece. The pilot radioed that that aircraft had developed problems and he was forced to ditch. Aircraft ditching took place approximately 5 NM off runway 11 in Souda Bay. Lt Anders was killed in the crash in the line of duty.

Awards:
- Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V"

- Navy Achievement Medal

- Combat Action Ribbon

- Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon

- National Defense Service Medal

- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea)

- Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device

- Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

- Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star

Promotions:

19 Jul 67 Commissioned an ENS at UNC-CH

19 Jul 68 Promoted to LTJG

01 Aug 70 Promoted to LT

History of Service: Duty Stations

Aug 67 - Mar 68 NSCS Athens, GA - student

Apr 68 - Jan 70 USS Duncan (DD-874) - Supply Officer

Feb 70 - death Navy Reconnaissance and Technical Support Center, Washington, D.C., U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Saigon and Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean, Naples Italy

Photo above shows (then) LTJG Anders (2nd from right) with fellow officers from the wardroom of USS Duncan DDR-874. Photo circa 1968-1969 courtesy of Peter Murray, USS Duncan Crew and Reunion Association.

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