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RICHARD A. ANDERSON TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME
Opening Fall 2019 - Now Accepting Applications

VLB On-Site Representative
832-792-4227
eric.tillman@glo.texas.gov


The Texas State Veterans Home in Houston is named after Richard A. Anderson, a U.S. Marine who served from April 8, 1968, to August 24, 1969.

Richard A. Anderson
Richard A. Anderson

After completing his recruit training with the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Anderson received individual combat training with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training Regiments, Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, California.

Once he completed all his training he was promoted to Private First-Class and was promoted again a year later to Lance Corporal after serving as the Assistant Fire Team Leader with Company E during the Vietnam War.

Anderson was mortally wounded in combat but relentlessly continued firing while his wounds were being treated by another soldier. While he was being treated the enemy threw a grenade which landed between the two men, Anderson quickly rolled over the grenade protecting his partner from the explosion. 

Anderson was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on August 24, 1969, for his courage and selfless devotion going above the call of duty by giving his life for his country.

The Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home will open in fall 2019 and has 120 beds, of which 30 are designated to memory care.


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