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Army Spc. Danny L. Anderson

Died February 27, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

29, of Corpus Christi, Texas; assigned to the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed Feb. 27 by enemy small-arms fire in Baghdad.

Corpus Christi soldier killed in Iraq

Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Texas soldier serving in Iraq died from injuries sustained from small-arms fire, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Spc. Danny L. Anderson, 29, of Corpus Christi, died Sunday in Baghdad.

Anderson was assigned to the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Anderson’s father, Dennis Anderson, told Corpus Christi television station KRIS that he spoke to his son on the phone two days before he was killed.

“He was just telling me they had been on a convoy with bullets whizzing around his head,” his father said.

Dennis Anderson, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, described his son as a “good kid growing up to be a good man. I was real proud of him and I’m going to miss him.”

Danny Anderson’s high school teachers said the munitions driver had struggled to find himself until he discovered a career in the military, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported in its Wednesday editions.

“When he was here in December, he was a changed man. He saw the military as a way to support his family, do a service to his country and earn an education,” said Maria Casares, a career investigation teacher at King High School. Danny Anderson graduated from King in 1994.

Anderson is survived by his wife, a 6-month old son, and a 6-year-old stepson.

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