Anderson is a 1971 graduate of Brazil High School. Following graduation, he attended the United States Military Academy and Webster University, earning a degree in Management.
Anderson earned the rank of Brigadier General in 2000 and Major General in 2003. He retired from the military in 2005.
He has 10-plus years of experience in military personnel and human resources service and management in addition to 30 years of Army experience, seven at the general officer level.
Anderson has received many decorations during his stint in the military. In August 1998, he was named Commanding General, Joint Task Force 6, in Fort Bliss, Texas.
From 1976-2005, Anderson served 30 years as a commissioned officer in the Army.
The monument was recently placed in front of Brazil City Hall. It stands next to the McNutt Fountain and includes a model of Hall's P-40 Warhawk, "The Maxine," named after his wife, on top.
Other additions include a faceplate of Hall and a plaque listing the Tuskegee Airmen's military accomplishments during World War II.
On July 2, 1943, Hall's squadron provided cover for a formation of B-25 "Mitchell" bombers when more than 20 German fighter planes attacked over Castelvetrano Field, Sicily.
Hall, then 22, was the first African-American pilot to shoot down a German Focke-Wulf FW190.
It was his eighth mission and also the unit's first aerial victory against the Luftwaffe.
Following the mission, Hall was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After the war, Hall worked at Tinker Air Force Base before going on to work with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Upon retiring, he became an insurance agent in Oklahoma City, until he died in 1971.