- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant Colonel
- 81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army (81st Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division "Victory", U.S. Army)
- Awarded on:
- December 6th, 1944
"For gallant conduct and superior performance of duty in Germany from 18 September 1944 to 21 September 1944. During this period the battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Anderson was subjected almost continuously to attacks by a superior enemy force employing artillery, mortars, anti-tank guns, automatic weapons and small arms. Lieutenant Colonel Anderson, without regard for his personal safety, always placed himself in a position to observe action important to the safety of his command and to assure the fulfillment of the holding mission. The actions of Lieutenant Colonel Anderson were an inspiration to his command and worthy of the highest traditions of the United States Army."
Headquarters, 5th Armored Divions, General Orders No. 23 (6 December 1944).