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Rebecca Needham Anderson
Birth: Oct. 2, 1957
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1995
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Disaster victim in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing of April 19, 1995. Rebecca Needham Anderson was a nurse living in Midwest City, Oklahoma. When she saw the coverage of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building on TV, she immediately went to help, thinking mainly of the children who were in the building's nursery. When she arrived at the bombing site, she immediately began digging through the rubble, pulling out victim after victim feverishly and fervently, taking them out of the ruins of the building and going back in after more victims repeatedly. While she was digging, a chunk of debris fell from the jagged edge of the hole in the building and struck her directly in the back of the head. She staggered out and told her fellow rescuers that she had been struck, but refused to sit down and rest, for she was determined to rescue more victims. She staggered back into the ruins, only to collapse from a sudden seizure. She was carried out by a fellow rescuer and taken to the hospital. She regained consciousness twice, and during the second time, she told her husband that she couldn't remember what happened. She then fell unconscious again and never woke up again. She was pronounced dead on April 23, 1995. Although not killed in the actual blast, she was tallied as the 168th and final victim of the bombing. She received many awards of heroism posthumously. A Time Life Special Edition of the bombing dubbed her the "Fallen Angel of Mercy."

Rebecca's mothers name is Doris Rogene Guilliams Born 1935 
Family links: 
  Bobby Thomas Needham (1934 - 2001)
Rose Lawn Park Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 5-D, Space 1
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Originally Created by: Jeffrey Green
Record added: Jun 15, 2004
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Rebecca <i>Needham</i> Anderson
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Rebecca <i>Needham</i> Anderson
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Rebecca <i>Needham</i> Anderson
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I think of you often, although we never met. I was 12 yrs old 4/19/95 when I was called to become a nurse. This tragic event that changed the lives of so many. It was then that I realized that the ability to inspire & make a difference comes from within. ...(Read more)
- Sandy Jo Cooper
 Added: Apr. 19, 2017

- Rest In Peace
 Added: Apr. 4, 2017
We Need More Angels Like You On This Earth.In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (KJV)
- Investigator
 Added: Nov. 6, 2016
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