BAKER CITY, OR, USA
SPC, CO A, 4TH INF DIVISION, 4TH BCT, FORT CARSON, CO
08/27/2012, KALAGUSH, AFGHANISTAN
Mabry James Anders, died Monday of injuries from enemy small arms fire in Kalagush, Afghanistan. Spc. Anders, 21, the son of Troy and Genevieve Woydziak of Baker City, joined the Army on Jan. 5, 2010, and was deployed to Afghanistan this past March 10. He worked as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.
Born in Yuma, Ariz., on July 22, 1991, Anders was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and NATO Medal, in addition to the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and other awards, the army reported.
Anders’ parents said they were proud of their son and his service to the nation. “Mabry always gave his all, and in the end he gave all he had,” they said in a prepared statement. “We will miss his fearless spirit and love of life.” Anders was the 155th member of the military from Oregon and Southwest Washington to die in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.