William E. Anderson
Freedom Committee of Orange County
Name: William Edward Anderson
Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force (Ret.)
Unit: 346th TCS, 815th TCS, 3539th UNT Sq., 3415th TechTrngWing, 3rdMAS, 436thMAW.
Active Duty Dates: September 1961 to November 1982
Armed Conflicts: Vietnam and Cold War
Theater of Operations: Vietnam, Korea, Japan, North Pole, Europe and Africa
Campaigns: A- Shau Valley resupply, Khe Sanh Battle, Tet Offensive
Decorations & Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak leaf cluster, Air Medal w/8
Oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal w/1 Oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ 4 Oak leaf clusters, Air Force
Expeditionary Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon w/ 4 Oak leaf cluster. National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Speaking Subjects: Vietnam War Stories, North Pole Low Level – Norwegian Explorers, Japan Typhoon