Private Anderson was a flamethrower troop who served in Roebuck's squad during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1943. He tells Roebuck to throw smoke grenades up the hill, since Japanese machine gun fire is tearing the marines apart. They do so, and Anderson burns the MG crews in the bunker with his flamethrower. Later on in the battle, he is told to burn out the Japanese occupants of a tunnel, and he does so. However, when he enters, he was killed by a trip wire.