Thanks for the info, Donnie. Somebody showed me a link to your info on his war record.
The Porter boys were second cousins of my mother. Their mom was my grandfather's first cousin and their grandmother, Minnie Louella Sugg Simms, was my great-grandmother's sister. When my great-grandfather died, Mama went and picked up Aunt Minnie for the funeral, as she didn't have a way.
I had found Anderson's obit but of course the info was nowhere near this in-depth. (It actually said "Mills Atoll," which caused some problems.) I'm assuming you're a relative of his, too?
How do you get such data from WWII records? I have a granduncle who died near Mindanao and I'd be curious to search down info on him, if possible.