Lyman O. Anderson

Sergeant Lyman O. Anderson, son of Mrs. C. B. Anderson, 325 Tenth Avenue, Eau Claire, has been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge for exemplary conduct with the First Cavalry Division in the Admiralty Islands, where he made numerous patrols as mortar squad gunner into Jap-held territory. He entered the service in October 1942 and received his training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Sergeant Anderson attended senior high school before entering the service.

Jungle Fighting Fiercer Than in Leyte Invasion
Sergeant Lyman Anderson, 22, of 325 Tenth Avenue, is spending a 10-day leave here, after convalescing in a Topeka, KS hospital, after taking part in the Leyte invasion. He entered the service on October 31, 1942 and served overseas one and one-half years.

According to a Topeka newspaper, Sergeant Anderson was with one of the first waves to "walk over the surprised Jap forces."

The account tells that "Sergeant Anderson, a member of the Cavalry, entered the islands by 'buffalo,' LCT boat, in the second wave.

"'The fighting wasn't as fierce as jungle fighting,' Anderson said. 'It was more out in the open. We hit more organized resistance on the Admiralties than we did in Leyte.'

"Anderson was returned to this country by airplane and arrived at Winter Hospital in Topeka. He contracted a skin infection in the Philippines."

He is the son of Mrs. C. B. Anderson and has been in campaigns in Australia, New Guinea, and the Admiralties.