Arlie William “Andy” Andrews of Springdale, Ark., died Jan. 12 at the Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springdale.
Born in Little Rock July 14, 1921, Andrews was a member of Little Rock’s Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and a 33rd degree Mason. He graduated from Fuller High School in Little Rock before honorably serving as a y-gunner on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Campbell during World War II. He dropped depth charges when the Campbell encountered a Nazi submarine wolf pack, helping sink five German U-boats before ramming and sinking a sixth within an 18-hour period in February 1943. Continue reading