Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company B, 132d Infantry,
Place and date: At Consenvoye, France, 8 October 1918.
service at: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Finland. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
While his company was being held up by intense artillery and machinegun
fire, 1st Sgt. Anderson, without aid, voluntarily left the company and
worked his way to the rear of the nest that was offering the most stubborn
resistance. His advance was made through an open area and under constant
hostile fire, but the mission was successfully accomplished, and he not
only silenced the gun and captured it, but also brought back with him 23
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)