Two brothers each received Purple Heart in famous WWII battles, One in Iwo Jima in South Pacific; other in the Battle of the Bulge

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Two brothers, October 2016

BY DALE POTTS

Tualatin resident Marc Anderson’s father and his uncle each received a Purple Heart for their service in famous World War II battles. Marc’s father, George Anderson was a Marine at Iwo Jima in the South Pacific. George’s brother, Leroy Anderson, was an Army soldier in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.

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Dale Potts
Dale G. Potts has organized and MC’d Tualatin’s Memorial Day observation for the past 16 years. He is a Navy Vietnam vet, serving as the Public Affairs Officer of the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown. After active duty, he remained in the reserves, retiring as a Navy Captain (same rank as an Army Colonel). His civilian career was primarily as the Oregon Public Affairs Officer for IRS. Contact Dale at [email protected]