Bill Anderson

[10 AUG 1932 - G1 - 20407 - 11 OCT 2014]

Bill Anderson Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Front: Ed Anderson - Jim Cutchin - Matt Schepps - Dick and Sandy Wargowsky
Rear: Dave McNerney - Jack Doyle - Rich Miller - Marty McGuire [SEP 2016 NOVA Lunch]



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[Bill Anderson Funeral - FEB 2015]

More Funeral Pictures



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Bill and Anita Anderson - Ted Gay
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Ted Vitori and Bill Anderson
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Starla Vitori and Anita Anderson
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Bill and Anita Anderson
[Pop Warner Funeral - OCT 2010]



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Roades - West - Russell - Deardorff - McCloskey - Lucas - Gersitz - Enslow - Bill Anderson - Auger - Stevenson - Meisenheimer - Wray - Woerner - McIlroy - Troyan - Fikaris - Page [MAY 2006]



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Roades - Russell - West - Deardorff - Lucas - Gersitz - Enslow - Auger - Bill Anderson - Stevenson - Meisenheimer - Turner - Wray - Woerner - McIlroy - Troyan - Fikaris [MAY 2006]



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Russell - Roades - West - Deardorff - Lucas - Gersitz - Enslow - Auger - Bill Anderson
Stevenson - Meisenheimer - Wray - Woerner - ? - Troyan - Fikaris - Page [MAY 2006]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Hadly - Hinrichs - Jim Johnson - Auer - Polly
Giddings - Bill Anderson - Gamble - ? [50th Reunion]



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Rear: Bill Anderson - Reed Stone - Dan Geran - Ken Wilson - Bob Nourse - Front: Bob Stanley - Bob Blitch - Phil Bouchard - John Giddings [G1: 50th Reunion]



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Anita and Bill Anderson
[50th Reunion]



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Anita and Bill Anderson
[50th Reunion]



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Bill Anderson - Jim Ryan - Joe Franklin -
Newton [MAR 2005]



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Lucas - Malone - Joe Franklin - Jim Ryan - Newton -
Bergen - Bill Anderson - Welter [MAR 2005]



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Bill and Anita Anderson - Jack Doyle -
Mary Monahan [DEC 2004]



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Anita Anderson - Gunderson's
[c2001]



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Roades' - Pop Warner - Bill Anderson
[c2001]



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Bill Anderson and Dick Auer
[c2001]



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Bill Anderson - Drummond - Robinson -
Burrus - Stockett [2001]



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Carla Hilbert - Bill Anderson's
[DC Holiday Lunch - cDEC 2000]



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Bill Anderson - Giddings' - Sherry Welter
[DC Holiday Lunch - cDEC 2000]



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Doyle - Hilbert - Fikaris - Bill Anderson - Giddings
[DC Holiday Lunch - cDEC 2000]



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Gunderson - Bill Anderson - Roades -
Wayne Smith - Welter - Auer [2000]



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Welter - Newton - Karam - McNair -
Masson - Bill Anderson - Wray [1999]



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Ceglowski-Armour's - Rich Miller's - Roades - Rudzki's -
Anita Anderson - Spaulding [JUN 1998]



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Bill Anderson's - Rudzki's - Joan Ceglowski-Armour
[JUN 1998]



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Bill Anderson - Jim Ryan - Bob Johnson - Cadet -
Smetana - Lucas - Bergen [c1997]



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? - Newton - Bates - Pat Strati - Joe Franklin -
Page - Bill Anderson [c1996]



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Dienst - ? - Page - Wheeler - Fikaris - Bergen - ? - Bill Anderson - Sloan -
Newton - Vitty - Masson - Strati - Bates - Horst - Lichtenberg [c1996]



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Danny Dienst and Bill Anderson
[c1993]



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Bill Anderson's - Lenio - Giddings - Jeter
[AUG 1993]



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Bill Anderson - Regnier's - Rod Vitty
[c1993]



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Bill Anderson - ? - ? - Paul Lenio
[c1993]



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Giddings - Devereaux - McNair -
Bill Anderson - Wilson [c1993]



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Wilson's and Bill Anderson's
[c1993]



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Anita Anderson - Chickie Hilbert - Vicki Roades -
Sandy Wargowsky - ? - ? [DEC 1992]



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Vicki Roades - Anita Anderson - Chickie Hilbert -
Marcia Cathey - Sandy Wargowsky [DEC 1992]



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Bill and Anita Anderson - Ken Wilson
[c1992]



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Bill Anderson
[c1992]



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Meisenheimer - Quinn's - Greta Masson -
Bill Anderson [c1992]



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George Monahan - Al Bundren - Marcia
Cathey - Bill Anderson's [c1992]



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Cathey's - Don Smith's - Bill Anderson's - Hilbert's -
Giddings - Edwards [USAFA - USNA Game: c1992]



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Bill and Anita Anderson - Vicki Roades
[1988]



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Bill and Anita Anderson
[1988]



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Ted Vitori - Bill Anderson - Vicki Roades -
Anita Anderson - Starla Vitori [1988]



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Al Edwards - Chickie Hilbert - Bill Anderson
[1986]



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Don Smith - Al Edwards - Bill Anderson -
Bob Newton [1986]



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John Giddings and Bill Anderson
[1986]



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Ray Gunderson - Anita and Bill Anderson -
Marly and Bob Carpenter [1986]



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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G-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Geran (CO) - Steakley - Devereaux - Wilson - Hufnagel - McNamee - Schick - Giddings - 2nd Row: Wiegand - Blitch - Nourse - 3rd Row: Cohan - Thompson - Reed Stone - 4th Row: Stanley - Bouchard - Rule - 5th Row: Dunaway - Buie - Bill Anderson - Massey



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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William Lee Anderson

William Lee Anderson was born on 10 August 1932 in Illinois and was appointed to West Point by Senator Capehart. He entered West Point on 3 July 1951 and was in Company G 1. He was on the football team for four years and the track team his 4th and 3rd Class years. He was a Corporal his 2nd class year and a Lieutenant his 1st Class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force.


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Anita Anderson called me this afternoon to advise that our classmate Bill Anderson, Company G-1, passed away at 8:30AM this morning in the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Anita and their daughter had been with him since he was taken to the hospital after a serious fall in the yard. Bill had suffered some disability for the past few years and he and Anita were unable to attend our 55th Reunion. He more recently fell and experienced a broken hip, and Anita advised that his heart and body simply gave out on him.

Bill was a very active and highly respected leader in the Charlottesville, VA, community where he retired to earn his Law Degree from the University of Virginia in 1985, following 27 years of distinguished service in the US Air Force including two combat tours flying F-4’s in Vietnam 242 missions, many over North Vietnam supporting “Operation Linebacker”, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 14 Air Medals. Bill concluded his active duty career as Professor of Air (Aerospace Science) at Virginia Military Institute, then pursued a very successful legal career in partnership with an attorney friend in the Charlottesville area, specializing in Elder Law. Instrumental in civic affairs in that area, he founded the West Pont Society of Monticello, almost three decades ago, and was also President of the local MOAA Chapter and a founding member of the local Air Force Association Chapter, later serving as the state Vice President.

And perhaps, an even more signal achievement was his service as the Senior Warden of St. David’s Anglican Catholic Church, whose Priest was present with Bill and the family at the hospital today and will officiate at Bill’s services at St David’s on Wednesday or Thursday, Oct 15 or 16, this coming week. Anita will advise us as to the exact time/date of the service, as the rest of the family gathers. Bill will be buried at a later date here in Washington with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. The Class of ’55 will be kept apprised of the dates and times of both events as they are determined.

Should you desire to send a note, condolence card, or call Anita, her contact information is:

Mrs. William L. Anderson
3500 West Monacan Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Home Phone: 434-973-9670
E Mail: AMY57@ earthlink.com (Anita indicated that since Bill had been so ill, they had not used his e mail lately, so this e mail is for their daughter who will pass messages on to Anita.)

Faithfully – Grip Hands – May he rest in peace,

CARL
Carl H. McNair, Jr.
14 OCT 2014


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William Lee Anderson

1932 - 2014

William Lee Anderson, Colonel United States Air Force (Ret.) passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in the presence of family at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Bill was born to George S. Anderson and Elizabeth Meston Anderson in Evanston, Illinois on August 10, 1932. He was a 1955 graduate of West Point and a decorated combat pilot.

Bill had 27 years of distinguished service in the US Air Force, including two combat tours flying F-4's in 242 missions in Vietnam, many over North Vietnam supporting "Operation Linebacker," earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 14 Air Medals. Bill concluded his active duty military career as a Professor of Air (Aerospace Science) at Virginia Military Institute. He retired to the Charlottesville area, where he earned his Law Degree from the University of Virginia in 1985, and pursued a very successful legal career in Charlottesville, specializing in elder law. He was a very active and highly respected leader in the Charlottesville area. He was instrumental in civic affairs, where he founded the West Point Society of Monticello almost three decades ago, and was also President of the local MOAA Chapter. He founded the Charlottesville Air Force Association Chapter, later serving as the state Vice President. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Virginia Bar. He was a member of the Air Force Retired Officer's Club and a trustee of St. David's Anglican Church, where he was also Senior Warden. He is survived by his wife Anita Anderson, sister Elizabeth Anderson Crumbliss, daughter Amy Elizabeth Anderson, and granddaughters Paula Elizabeth Young and Katherine Lindsey Young. The memorial service will be held at St. David's Anglican Church in Charlottesville on Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Warren Shaw officiating. He will be buried at a later date with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Visitation will be held at Hill and Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 14, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


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Bill Anderson Funeral

Our classmate, Bill Anderson, Company G-1, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Monday, February 9, 2015, amidst the tens of thousands of white marble tombstones on the hallowed ground of Arlington. Father Warren Shaw, Pastor of St. David’s Anglican Church in Charlottesville where Bill had served as the Senior Warden, officiated at the graveside services assisted by LTC Edward Moore, USMA ’67, Member of the Staff and Faculty, Fork Union Military Academy. There were five members of the Class of 1955, present, Durf and Barbara McJoynt, fellow Air Force grad of 1955, who escorted Bill’s widow, Anita Anderson; John and Ruth Sloan, our faithful class photographer, who captured the entire service, the attendees and reception which followed at the Fort Myer Officers Club; Bill McCulla, Rich Miller and Carl McNair.

Many of Bill and Anita’s friends from across the country attended with a joint military representation not only from USMA, but the Air Force and Naval Academies as well. Bill’s daughter Amy Anderson and Bill’s two granddaughters, Paula and Catherine, were also present, as was Bill’s sister, Elizabeth Anderson Chambliss and Anita’s Brother, Clint Horn and his family.

For those of you who may visit Arlington National Cemetery from time to time, Bill was interred in Section 55, just off of McClellan Drive, across Eisenhower Drive from the historic McClellan Gate, just a short walk from another ’55 classmate, Mike Malooley, who passed away in 2005.

The day was cool and breezy, with temperatures in the thirties. Many of the mourners including family and friends braved the chill breezes as they walked behind the caisson from the transfer point to the grave site, their hearts warmed by the pace of the Air Force Honor Guard and the crisp notes of the Air Force Band. Following the rifle salute and taps, the flag was carefully folded and presented to Anita and the family as was the traditional card of condolence from the Air Force Chief of Staff, represented by the Air Force Arlington lady who extended personal condolences on behalf of the Chief of Staff and the United States Air Force. Standing alone on a nearby hillside, a Scottish Bagpiper rendered a final musical tribute to our fallen warrior. Reverend Shaw read from the scriptures and evoked the blessings of the Almighty in the passing of our dear friend. The family members then moved slowly past the coffin and each laid a memorial rose on the casket as they bid their final farewells. A flyby of USAF F-16’s in the Missing Man Formation was scheduled, but the ceiling was so low that the Air Force aircraft did not have the proper airspace clearance to execute their maneuver. However, with the very low clouds and ceilings, there was still a constant flow of commercial aircraft departing National Airport as they then passed directly over Arlington, easily heard, but not seen in the very low hanging clouds – adding to the drama of the moment and reminiscent of Bill’s days as an Air Force fighter pilot when the flights he commanded would take off in formation, flight of four at a time, to rejoin in the skies above the clouds – where in aviator parlance, the sky was “clear blue and twenty-two” and clear sailing for our fighter pilot and friend.

In sum, it was a beautiful service – on a very cold day, warmed by the hearts and tears of those who came to render their final salute to William L. Anderson, born in Evanston, Illinois, on August 10, 1932, and passed away in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 11, 2014. May he rest in peace now and forever more – a brave and faithful airman who in the words of General Douglas MacArthur in his Farewell Address to Congress said, “he did his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty.”

Faithfully – Grip Hands,

CARL MCNAIR
Classmate. Friend, and Fellow Aviator


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