PFC JAMES ANDERSON JR T-AK 3002
Ship Name and Designation History
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- M/V PFC JAMES ANDERSON JR T-AK 3002
Placed in Service with the Military Sealift Command 1985
Cpl Louis J. Hauge Jr T-AK 3000 Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship
Built as commercial container ship "EMMA MAERSK" in 1979 - Delivered June 1979
Conversion started October 1983 - Delivered March 1985
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NAMESAKE - Private First Class James Anderson, Jr., USMC (January 22 1947 – February 28 1967)
Private First Class James Anderson, Jr was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism while serving in Vietnam in February 1967. When his Medal of Honor was awarded on August 21 1968, he became the first African-American U.S. Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor.
PFC Anderson was assigned as a rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
PFC Anderson medals and decorations include: the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, the Vietnamese Military Merit Medal, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
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