June 21, 1933 (Warsaw, Poland) – October 15, 1991 (Texas); 58 years old
Married to Dorothy Brose Anderle (1936-2007) on July 16, 1960, in Norwalk, CT
One child, Erika Anderle Paradis (1961-present)
Local address 58 Woodward Avenue and 46 North Taylor Avenue, in Norwalk
Unknown enlistment date
Service number 1223523
Unit: 1st Marine Division, Recon
MOS: 0200, Basic Intelligence

Born to Robert Anthony (?-1939) and Teresa Paulina Cytryn Anderle (1909-1996). No siblings.

From The Norwalk Hour May 23, 1953


A Norwalk Marine, who fought the Communists in his native Poland and as an American in Korea, has received the Order of the Purple Heart at the battlefront in Korea. The Marine is Private First Class Robert O. Anderle, son of Mrs. Teresa Anderle of 26 Prospect Avenue. The Norwalk leatherneck, once a guerilla fighter against the Nazis and Russians in Poland, was wounded while serving with the Reconnaissance Company of the First Marine Division. PFC Anderle joined the guerrilla forces in East Poland during World War II. His father was killed in 1939 enroute to a Russian-maintained concentration camp in Siberia. The elder Anderle had served many years in the Polish Army before his death. Mrs. Anderle also spent some time in a concentration camp, but after the war ended, she and her son were able to come to America. Not long after arriving in this country, Anderle joined the U.S. Marines and has now completed over a year’s service in Korea. Mrs. Anderle expects her son to arrive home within the next few weeks on rotation to the United States for a next assignment.

From The Norwalk Hour November 9, 1970 in a feature called “Know Your Policeman”

Sgt Robert Anderle has been a member of the Norwalk Police Department for nearly 10 years having been appointed a supernumerary police officer on December 8, 1960, and a regular member January 5, 1961. As a patrolman, Sergeant Anderle worked on foot patrol, radio patrol and as a communications officer. He moved to the Bureau on September 3, 1964, and remained in the bureau until his promotion to sergeant on September 1, 1967. Sgt Anderle is a graduate of the college, Henry IV in Paris, France in 1950. This school is a combination of high school and college. He served for two years with the United States Marine Corps and was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served from 1951-1953. While in the service, he attended the following schools: Interservice Intelligence School at Fort Riley, Kansas, Military Police School at Camp Pendleton, California in 1952, the NCO school in Korea in 1953, and the Aerial Photo Interpreters School in Korea in 1953 and the Aerial Photo Interpreters School in 1953 at Camp Lejeune. Since joining the Norwalk Police Department, Sgt Anderle has attended the Chiefs of Police Academy at MFWW 1961, a course of instruction in fingerprinting held at Norwalk Police Headquarters in 1964 sponsored by the FBI, Photographers School held in Westport, sponsored by the Fairfield County Detectives Association, a seminar at the University of Hartford, March 1966 on interrogation, State’s Attorney Arnold Markle’s Law Enforcement Training Program held at Yale University, Babson Institute at Wellesley, Massachusetts on Police Management in April 1969, a course on radar and court procedure held in Norwalk plus other in-service schools sponsored by the Norwalk Police Department. Sgt Anderle has been commended for his outstanding work and attention to duty. Sgt Anderle is a member of the PBA, The State Police Association of Connecticut, The International Juvenile Officers Association, The International Association of Police Conferences, and the Fairfield County Detectives Association. He has worked both the 8 PM to midnight shift and the midnight to 8 AM shift. He is presently assigned to the midnight to 8 AM tour and works desk and street duties supervising men under his command. Sgt and Mrs. Anderle are the parents of a daughter, Erika, nine, who is a fourth grade student at Post School in Wilton. Sgt and Mrs. Anderle and their daughter reside in Wilton. Sgt Anderle has also served as an instructor in the Norwalk Auxiliary and Special Police Training Schools.

Buried in Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas; Section C-8, Row A, Site 30. Photo from


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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