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Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1924.
1941 attended the Citadel, Military college of So. Carolina.
1945 Graduated from the United States naval Academy - Commissioned in the Regular navy and ordered aboard the U.S.S. Samuel N. Moore(DD747) in the Pacific Ocean. Served on the Moore until Sept. 1947 - resigned Regular navy Commission to attend theological seminary. Attended Union Theological Seminary, N.Y. and graduated with Master of Divinity Degree & ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1950.Served in parishes in Maryland, N.Y., and New Jersey until 1956 - volunteered for service in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.
Army chaplaincy - 4th Armored Div. at Ft. Hood, Texas & in Germany. Post Chaplain Ft. Jay, N.Y. and chaplain at Tripler Aarmy Medical Ctr. Hawaii.
Served with 25th Infantry Div. in Vietnam 67-68; Landsthul General Hospital & Suppor Command Chaplain Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Completed military service as Staff Chaplain, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Retired with the rank of Colonel in 1977.
During the 27 years as regular active duty and reserve naval officer and army chaplain, the military units served with were awarded four battle stars. Have been awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service & Army Commendation Medals.
1990 Resigned ministry in the Anglican/Episcopal Churches & was ordained a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in 1992.
As of 2003 provided Orthodox Worship Service for Eastern Orthodox priests who are away from their congregations for reasons of sickness, conferences and vacations.
Married to Ann Stuart Anderson - three living children and six grandchildren. Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and U.S. Naval Academy Class of 46 Association. Served as Chaplain fo the Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chaplain of the Jefferson Davis Camp #305, SCV and in 1998 was Appointed as Chaplain-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
**THIS INFORMATION WAS FROM "A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE REVEREND FATHER ALISTER CARROLL ANDERSON
1 April 2003 **