Episode 2790– Medal of Honor tribute to Army SFC Webster Anderson

Medal of Honor recipient Army SFC Webster Anderson, Vietnam Veteran News,Mack Payne

Medal of Honor recipient Army SFC Webster Anderson

Episode 2790 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army SFC Webster Anderson and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors. The featured story comes from the We are the Mighty website and was titled: MoH Monday: Remembering triple amputee SFC Webster Anderson. It was submitted by Senior Writer Jessica Evans.

Evans has more than a decade of content writing experience and a heart for military stories. Her work focuses on unearthing long-forgotten stories and illuminating unsung heroes. She is a member of the Editorial Freelance Association and volunteers her time with Veterans Writing Project, where she mentors military-connected writers.

Evans reported that Webster Anderson’s journey with the U.S. Army began in 1953. Like a moth drawn to a flame, the unrest in Asia beckoned him to serve in the Korean War, right after his enlistment. His unwavering commitment and tenacity soon saw him rise to the position of Staff Sergeant for Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320 Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Infantry Division.

As the Korean War started to lose its steam in late 1953, a fresh bout of tension was fermenting in the heart of Southeast Asia—Vietnam. By 1967, the scene was set for Anderson. He was heading right for the main military base in Quang Nam, Vietnam, and it wasn’t entirely clear what awaited him there.

Fast forward to the early hours of October 15, 1967. SCF Anderson and his battalion were stationed near Tam Ky in South Vietnam. Out of nowhere, the tranquility of their morning shattered as the North Vietnamese infantry launched an onslaught. Anderson stood in the eye of the storm. He fearlessly confronted the onslaught, hurling grenades at enemy snipers.

Listen to episode 2790 and discover more about Army SFC Webster Anderson and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors.

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