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In 2246 Anderson was stationed at Starbase 11 when a distress call was received from the nearby colony world of Tarsus IV after they found their food supplies under attack by an exotic fungus. Anderson responded to the call, informing the colonists he would arrange for assistance as soon as possible, but warned the colonists it would probably take some time to pull ships from their current assignments to assist the colony. Anderson did manage to have the USS Narbonne diverted to assist the colonists, the ship arrived much sooner than was expected, but not in time to stop then Governor Kodos and his people from killing 4,000 colonists.
Anderson was killed in the line of duty during the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257 . When the Europa was rammed by an attacking Klingon ship, Anderson ordered his crew to evacuate, then activated the Europa self destruct system in order to destroy the Klingon vessel. (DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars")