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2015 Memorial Ride - Click here for information on the Cpl Anderson Memorial Ride!
Military Channel - Warrior POV - Our hero, the day he was KIA, December 14, 2004
May 10, 2014 - 10th Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. Memorial Ride. Begins at Modesto Harley Davidson at 8:30am. “Kick Stands Up” departure time of 10am
May 9, 2014 - 3rd Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. / True American Heroes Benefit Dinner at "King" Kenny Roberts Moto-Ranch. This years guests include, Kenny Roberts, Sr., Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr., Mert Lawill, Bo Derek, John Corbett and “Rafter Man” Kevin Major Howard.
May 8, 2014 - John Corbett Concert to benefit Welcome Home Heroes See John Corbett and the John Corbett band at the Fat Cat in Modesto on Thursday, May 8. 100% of the proceeds go to helping America’s Veterans and their families.
May 10, 2013 - 2nd Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. / True American Heroes Benefit Dinner at "King" Kenny Roberts Moto-Ranch. With Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts Junior, Kurtis Roberts and Mert Lawwill.
May 11, 2013 - 9th Annual Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Ride, with featuring MotoGP Champion “King” Kenny Roberts; joined by Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts Junior, Kurtis Roberts, and Mert Lawwill. Dowload and print flyer.

Following arrival in Jametown, CA, "King" Kenny Roberts will be hosting the "Wounded Warriors Museum Ride". A tour through the Sierra’s, ending with a reception at Kenny’s Moto-Ranch.
2013 - DEA Maltz Challenge Honoree - Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr.
May 26, 2011 - Mission Complete - "Back To Ground Zero" - Follow SSgt Brian Stutzman's solo ride to Ground Zero and Arlington National Cemetary. Printable flyer in PDF format.
January 14, 2011 - Denham Staff Member Receives “Distinguished American Patriot Award
Resolution Gear 3/5 T Shirt Update. Get Some!
August 31, 2010 - Mike Sr. Interview with Fox 40 - Father Of Fallen Marine Reacts To Iraq Withdrawal.
May 18, 2010 - New law protects families of fallen service members. CA AB 585 is signed into law by Governor Schwarzeneggar.
March 1, 2010 - They Fought For You! Will You Fight For them?
January 25, 2010 - Command General Odierno letter to CMC Conway thanking our Marines for Service, Stability, and Sacrifice in the transformation of Iraq.
November 14, 2009 - Poem dedicated to our hero by Cpl. V in his new War's Paint Blog.
May 16, 2009 - Photo Gallery and trailer of the Premier showing of Perfect Valor at the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Mike Sr. is the personal guest of USMC Major A.J. Mc Nulty.
March 11, 2009 - AJ's Squad Buddies sending a Tribute from their second tour inside the Sandbox.
October 8, 2008 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Applauds Creation of the Gold Star Family License Plate.
Young American Patriot Award Honoring Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. 2007 award was presented to Ryan Rust.
AJ Remembered in "Stellar Stud Marine". Winner of "Best Documentary" in the WVC Film Festival. This is a Nicholas Molle, Digital Clubhouse Network production.
Jr.'s letter from Fallujah, Published in Newsweek Magazine. This letter from Fallujah was sent home in October of 2004. 'Then I heard the voice fo the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me".' Isaiah 6:8 -Oorah, Mike Sr.
A Tribute to Cpl. Jonathon Benson, who gave his life for our Country and our Freedom. Rest In Peace Marine, We will never Forget!
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Omar Gutierrez Omar Gutierrez from Vega Baja, PR wrote on March 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm:
I miss you, brother. I will always remember you and will tell your story.
Kendell Lucas Kendell Lucas from CT wrote on March 5, 2009 at 12:49 am:
Mike, although the years continue to pass... my love for you has not. We still carry you in our hearts and miss you everyday. Until the day we meet again...
Vito & Sally Celentano Vito & Sally Celentano from Stockton, Ca wrote on March 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm:
Time will not stop for any man, but when one man does one thing unselfishly for the good of his country, Time stands still and we remember as if it had just happened. Mikey, we will always remember what you have done!
Lindy Melton Lindy Melton wrote on March 2, 2009 at 2:20 am:
Many people strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism, let Us all remember. !
Terrence vanDoorn Terrence vanDoorn from Modesto wrote on February 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm:
I think about you everyday brother. My son honors your prestigious name, and I cannot wait to pass on stories of your legacy to my children and theirs. The Anderson's are remarkable people with giving hearts - I know you are proud of all they are doing, your sacrifice for our freedom will never be forgotten. VTAC
Melissa Mann Melissa Mann wrote on February 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm:
Our family lost a wonderful person/soldier almost 5 years ago. We love and miss you Jr. I think of you every day and to know that you are watching over us is the greatest feeling. Until we meet again. I love you, miss you, and am very proud to call you my cousin.
Major Bill Donahue USMC Ret Major Bill Donahue USMC Ret wrote on February 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm:
My organization is proud to have our "Young American Patriot" award named for Corporal Michael D. Anderson Jr. USMC. Mike's family is what every family should be like. I've met them all so I can attest to this statement. I am HONORED to Call the Anderson family part of my own. May God Bless this heroic Marine, Michael D. Anderson Jr. I know the gates of Heaven now have another outstanding Marine guarding the gates.
Brad and Wendi Rodman Brad and Wendi Rodman from Modesto, California wrote on February 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm:
We will always be thankful to your son, Michael, Jr. He is a warrior Marine hero who gave his life for the safety of every American. We know Jr. is very proud of his loving parents, Michael Sr. and Angela, who continue to honor their son’s legacy with their never ending support of the fallen and their families. We will never forget Michael, Jr. and we will always be proud and faithful to the Anderson family. Thank you "Stellar Stud Marine" Michael Jr.! We love you very much. Never forgetting and A/F, Wen and Brad xo
Dan Joseph Dan Joseph from Modesto wrote on February 26, 2009 at 6:36 am:
WE MUST NEVER FORGET! I know I wont.
Gunny Cole Gunny Cole from God, Country, Corps wrote on February 26, 2009 at 6:32 am:
In honor of a damn good Marine I leave these words. "I will instill in my squad an unconquerable, aggressive spirit which will make them desire to destroy the enemy. I will ensure my Marines know and apply the basics - care and use of weapons and equipment, camouflage, fire and maneuver, cover and concealment, preparation of fighting positions, use of supporting arms, land navigation, discipline, hand to hand combat and other essentials! In short, my squad will know how to fight and win on any battlefield." Mission accomplished Marine. Gone from mother earth but never forgotten, your spirit shall live on for as long as our Corps. Walk with Chesty now, guard the gates of Heaven, welcome us home when we arrive. Semper FI my brother. Gunny Cole
Michael Flatley Michael Flatley from Lockeford, California wrote on February 26, 2009 at 6:20 am:
Freedom is won through the blood of our loved ones. We must never forget. For you, my brother:
LORI DONAHOU COOK LORI DONAHOU COOK wrote on February 26, 2009 at 5:42 am:
WE AS A FAMILY ARE SO VERY PROUD OF MIKE JR. HE IS ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS. MIKE JR IS OUR FAMILIES HERO AND A HERO TO ALL AMERICANS. WE LOVE YOU WE THANK YOU AND WE MISS YOU! REST IN PEACE DEAR SOLDIER, YOU DESERVE IT.
LLR LLR wrote on February 26, 2009 at 2:46 am:
Hands and hearts out to Michael Anderson Senior. Without him we would have never known MDA, Jr. I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you and I love you!
Lynn Lefay-Keele Lynn Lefay-Keele wrote on February 26, 2009 at 2:41 am:
Michael Andersen Jr and Family, You are always in my mind... I miss you so much and think how amazing and supportive your Dad has been since your falling. I can't find the words to say how I am feeling... just know that you a hero, never forgotten always and loved... Until we meet again! Always, Lynn and Family
Bruce snd Jacqueline Stearns Bruce snd Jacqueline Stearns from Modesto, CA wrote on February 26, 2009 at 12:29 am:
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, that has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is drapped by the flag, who allows the protestors to burn the flag. Too many spoiled americans have forgotton, but the majority will never forget!
Michael Flatley Michael Flatley from Lockeford, California wrote on February 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm:
In loving memory, I wanna ride with you on the other side…
David Gawlik David Gawlik from Merced, California, U.S.A. wrote on February 25, 2009 at 7:15 pm:
We miss you AJ! You Live And Reign... Stellar Stud Marine!