21 Jan 1978 – 2 Feb 2021
CW4 Jesse Anderson, 43, of Boise, Idaho, died February 2nd, 2021 in a UH-60 Blackhawk accident in Idaho.
Jess’s optimism, open-mindedness, kindness, and loving nature made him an extraordinary person that was admired by all those whose lives he touched. Jess greatly valued diverse perspectives and he never shied away from deep discussions as he saw them as an opportunity to learn. We are here to share his incredible story.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal one oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Master Aviator Badge, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the California Achievement Medal, the Idaho Emergency Duty Ribbon, and the Idaho Service Ribbon.
Jess is survived by the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Vikki, and his four children: Savannah, son-in-law Benjamin, Marcus, Kyle, and Jase, and parents Lori and Bruce Anderson.