Dennis L Anderson

Dennis L. Anderson

Dennis Anderson served with 3/8 armor Cavalry on the East German border in Cold War Germany, 1972-1975. He has worked as a news man ever since, in newspapers, UPI and Associated Press. With two embed trips to Iraq/Kuwait in 2003-2004 with California National Guard, he contributed column/blogs about the war to Editor & Publisher. He holds a master's degree in social work with military emphasis, and holds much closer a Marine son who survived the second battle of Fallujah.

Recent articles from Dennis L. Anderson

The author’s father, Tech Cpl. Carl R. Anderson, at Fort Crowder, Missouri, 1944.
History
Remembering The Wars Of Our Fathers
Dennis Anderson reflects on his father's job during World War II, processing and editing thousands of combat photographs.
Airmen and family members wear costumes to Edwards Air Force Base’s ‘Combat Dining Out,” Nov. 21.
News
Service Members And Families Enjoy Night Of ‘Combat Dining Out’
The airmen of Edwards Air Force Base dressed in costumes and water balloons for the 25th annual “Combat Dining Out.”
Dalton Trumbo, left, and John Howard Lawson smile and wave from the U.S. Marshal's van as the Hollywood screenwriters were carted off in Washington, to begin one-year sentences for refusing to tell Congress whether they were ever communists, June 9, 1950.
News
The Man Behind The Plot Of New Film ‘Trumbo’
New film revisits Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun,” a novel about a catastrophically wounded soldier of World War I.
Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly speaks at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Nov. 7 2015.
News
Lawmakers And Military Leaders Share Insights On Civilian-Military Divide
On Nov. 7, lawmakers and military leaders discussed ways to bridge the gap between the nation and the military at the Reagan National Defense Forum.
A hot windstorm brings dust from the surrounding desert at Manzanar internment camp, July 3, 1942.
News
Remembering Manzanar Internment Camp, 70 Years Later
2015 marks 70 years since the end of World War II; it also marks the closing of the internment camps where we held Japanese Americans as prisoners for the duration of the war.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti poses with Army veteran Vanessa Lopez at veterans career summit, July  14, 2015.
News
The Brilliance Behind Los Angeles’ Plan To Find Jobs For 10,000 Veterans
On Tuesday, Los Angeles observed the first anniversary of its veteran hiring initiative, 10,000 Strong.
Dr. Young Hur, his younger brother, restaurateur Jin Hur, paratrooper Juan Blanco.
News
Korean Family Honors Korean War Vets With An Annual Feast To Thank Them For Their Service
This Korean family survived the war in Seoul in the 1950s; now every year they host a dinner in California for the war veterans who fought to protect them.
Then 27-year-old Iraq war veteran Jerral Hancock, sitting on an electric wheelchair, and members of Operation All The Way Home chant their slogans after a meeting at Lancaster High School on Oct. 21, 2013.
News
Wounded Vet Receives New ‘Smart Home’ Thanks To The Amazing Efforts Of Local High School Students
Jerral Hancock’s move into his new “smart home” on Friday was made possible by the fundraising efforts of one high school history class and the Gary Sinise Foundation.
U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Col. Eric R. Olsen, Operations Officer with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 24, participates in operations during a simulated Command Operations Center (COC) at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, October 25th, 2013. MAG-24 conducted COC operations in conjunction with a maximum effort simulated airfield seizure of Kalaupapa airfield in order to demonstrate MAG-24's ability to surge aviation support on tactical mission profiles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson, MCBH Combat Camera/Released)
Community
Veterans Are Using Social Media To Create Emergency Networks For Those In Need
Battle buddies across different states and time zones are now only a click away.
The 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks on stage during a forum on local veterans' issues at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, March 23, 2015.
News
Dempsey: Academia Can Lead The Way In Fixing The Military Transition
Gen. Martin Dempsey recently praised efforts by the University of Southern California to support veterans and their families.
2nd Lt. Carla J. Jurczynski writes down information on a rooftop April 14 at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
Community
A Short Story Written 90 Years Ago Describes A Struggle Still Faced By Vets Today
A story by Ernest Hemingway about a soldier tormented by his experiences at war could have been written in our time, even though it was written 90 years ago.
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Community
When The Fury Of Battle Follows The Warrior Home
Rob Richards' story demonstrates that more must be done to support service members returning from war.