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Irwin Corinthia Anderson

Mess Attendant, 1st Class, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 7, 1941
Died In: Pearl Harbor, HI
Awards: Armed Forces Seal

Matt1c Anderson was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was stationed aboard battleship, U.S.S. Arizona. Before his enlistment in 1936, Irwin graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and studied printing for two years at Hampton Institute.

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