Whittemore to host author of World War II memoir

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Author Donald Anderson will be at the Whittemore Library Dec. 3 to talk about his book, “Combat Infantry: A Soldier’s Story.”

NAUGATUCK — The attack on Pearl Harbor and Connecticut’s General James Dalton will be at the center of a program at the Howard Whittemore Library on Dec. 3.

The program, which begins at 11 a.m., will feature a discussion on the run-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequent, converging actions as then Captain Dalton rose in rank and led significant Pacific campaigns.

Author Donald Anderson will also be on hand to talk about his book, “Combat Infantry: A Soldier’s Story.” Anderson was a member of the 35th Regiment, 25th Division, stationed at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked Dec. 7, 1941. He saw combat as an infantryman on Guadalcanal and was an infantry and anti-tank squad leader on Luzon, Philippine Islands, earning three Purple Hearts.

In his non-fiction book, Anderson along with his son writes of his service from 1940 to 1945.