Earl E. Anderson, American Marine Corps general, Died at 96

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General Earl Edward Anderson was born on June 24, 1919, and died on November 12, 2015.

He was an American Marine Corps general.

The youngest active duty Marine ever promoted to the rank of General and the second active duty Marine Naval Aviator to be promoted to a 4-star rank, became Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on April 1, 1972.

Earl was promoted to General on March 31, 1972. General Keith B. McCutcheon had been promoted to four star rank the day of his retirement for medical reasons on July 1, 1971.

During his 35-year Marine career, Earl has served in combat actions in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Earl passed away at age 96 in November 2015.

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