Dennis W. Anderson

Dennis Anderson Killed in Action December 30, 1943 in Italy
Staff Sergeant Dennis W. Anderson was killed in action in Italy on December 30, according to word received here yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anderson, 422 Hobart Street.

Word of his death was contained in a telegram sent to his widow, the former Evelyn Durch of Chippewa Falls, who lives at 320 Island Street there.

No details of the death were revealed in the War Department telegram, which advised that further information would follow in a letter. The date of Sergeant Anderson's death, however, coincided with the storming of San Vittore, gateway to Cassino and the road to Rome, by the Fifth Army in one of the bitterest battles of the Italian Campaign.

Sergeant Anderson had taken part in much of the bloody fighting since the Fifth Army went ashore at Salerno. Letters received here, since the landings, told of some of the action in which he was engaged.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a year-old son, David Dennis.

Sergeant Anderson, who was 24, graduated from Eau Claire High School and attended Eau Claire Teachers College. He was employed at the Farmer's Store Company here.

He left Eau Claire with the National Guard group in October 1940 and received his training in Louisiana and Oklahoma. He was in the Field Artillery.