Buel Andersen 

SGT - E5 - United States Army
11B40 - Infantryman
1st Infantry Division

1st Infantry Division 

1st Infantry Decal 

Began tour on March 2, 1969
23 Years Old
Superior, Nebraska
January 5, 1946 to April 21, 1969

 

This message was left in the Faces On The Wall
notebook that travels with the tribute...

I went to school with Buel.  He was a year younger than me.  I always will
remember him being a tall blond kid.
Eve Nelson
Superior "63"

 

Cheryl Warren remembers Buel...

I dated Buel in high school...he was 6 days older than I...I visited with him before he left
for Nam and had chills when he told me he would never come home again!  It was a
very sad "good-bye."  What a kind and gentle fellow he was.  Sincerely, one who
misses him as well...even though 30 plus years have passed.

 

The Superior Newspaper
circa April 1969

First Local Casualty of Vietnam War
Buel Andersen Killed In Action Monday, April 21;
Was Graduate of Superior High School

A Superior soldier, Sergeant Buel E. Andersen, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D.
Andersen, 1021 Kansas Street, was killed in Vietnam Monday, April 21.

Two Army officers from Beatrice called at the Andersen home Thursday to inform
Mr. and Mrs. Andersen of their son's death, and two telegrams arrived later
confirming the fact that their son had been killed, but giving none of the details.

Sgt. Andersen was assigned to the First Infantry Division in Vietnam on March 5.
He entered the Army in February, 1968, completed basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash.,
and was last stationed at Fort Ord, Calif.  He left for Vietnam only a few weeks ago.

Born at Norfolk, Neb., he came to Superior with his parents in 1961 and took three years
of his high school work in Superior, graduating from SHS with the class of 1964.

Surviving are his parents, one brother, Neil Andersen, of Minneapolis, Minn., and one
sister, Mrs. Jerry Booth (Mary) of Yankton, SD.

Services will be held at the Megrue Funeral Home Saturday, May 3, at 10 am., with
Rev. Lloyd V. Mohnkern officiating and at 3:30 pm., services will be held at the
Norfolk United Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Spring Branch Cemetery, Norfolk.
Military rites will be held both here and at Norfolk.

 

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