New York. Long Svc Medal document, Gen Anderson

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Country: United States
Product Code: A-7812
Condition: VF

New York. Award document for the Long and Faithful Service Medal, third class (15 years) to Brigadier General Alexander E. Anderson. Dated 1 July 1939 for medal "3858" (location unknown) and signed by the New York Adjutant General. Drymounted on cardstock for framing. With some darkening from age and slight rubbing wear .

Anderson was born in New York City in November 1889 and enlisted in the National Guard in 1910. In 1938, he was promoted to brigadier general and commanded the 93rd Brigade. When World War II broke out, he was promoted to major general. He took command of the 86th Infantry Divison upon its activation on 15 December 1942, but died just  nine days alter at Gainesville, Texas. During World War I, he received the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal for gallantry and meritorious service with the 165th Infantry (New York's Fighting 69th Infantry). He also held the New York Conspicuous Service Cross (#303), the Long and Faithful Service Medal, 4cl (#5778), the FrenchLegion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with palm and star.  In May 1943, the transport, General A.E. Anderson (AP-111), was launched and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was finally decommissioned in 1958.

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