Anderson Cir

Anderson Cir

Airman First Class Carl Lovetta Anderson, Jr. was born on 25 August 1983. He grew up in Georgetown, SC, and graduated from Georgetown High School in 2001, where he served as a member of the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program for three years. On 6 December 2001, Airman Anderson enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Vehicle Operator Apprentice (2T1X1). He attended Basic Military Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, graduating in January 2002. After basic, he attended technical training school at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, graduating in March 2002. After graduation, he reported to his first operational assignment at the 3D Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

While deployed to Balad, Iraq, A1C Anderson was assigned to the 732D Expeditionary Mission Support Group and conducted convoy operations. On 29 August 2004, the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device near Mosul, Iraq, killing him and wounding Staff Sergeant Michael Helmick and Airman First Class Jacob Sutton, who also deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base.

A1C Anderson was the first member assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base to perish in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

For his actions in Iraq, he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with V device.

The street was dedicated in his honor on the first anniversary of his passing on 29 August 2005.

Anderson Circle, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 99506, United States