Interviewees

Anderson, Cameron

  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Anderson, Cameron (February 27, 2009)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit:: Army
  • Theater(s): European
  • US Army Division: World War II
  • US Army Company: 264th Forward Artillery Battalion

Description:
Cameron Anderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1926, growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Anderson was drafted in 1944, serving in the 264th Forward Artillery Battalion as a gun crewman in Europe during the Second World War, and later, in occupation duty of Germany.  After his time in the service, Anderson attended college in Minnesota, using his GI Bill benefits to pursue a degree in business.  Anderson, from a young age, worked for the Kinney Shoe Company as a shoe salesman, and progressed his way through the ranks to eventually become President and CEO.  The Kinney Shoe Company is the predecessor of the Foot Locker chain of stores.