Patrick "Pat" Mackay Anderson, 88, of Fraziers Bottom, formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Patrick was born August 19, 1924, and was the only child of the late James H. Anderson and Elizabeth Mackay Anderson. He graduated from South Charleston High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Cadet Program and received his pilot training at Lodwick School of Aeronautics. He proudly served his country as a P47 fighter pilot during World War II with the 9th U.S. Army Air Forces in the European Theater of Operations, flying 81 successful missions and receiving numerous honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and eight Air Medals, and achieving the rank of first lieutenant. After the war ended, he attended college on the G.I. Bill at Carnegie Institute, near Pittsburgh, later transferring to Marshall College, now Marshall University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. While attending college he met classmate, Mary Lou Anderson. They married on December 31, 1955, and made their home in Huntington, residing there for 55 years.
|Born||19 August 1924|
|Died||West Virginia, USA||1 October 2012|
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