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The Few, The Proud, Our Marines!

Current Events

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!
Extended Current Events Menu.

Marine free after sentencing for role in Iraq murder plot

Manteca man will return to his battalion to finish his military commitment
By Paul Burgarino
MEDIANEWS STAFF
Contra Costa Times
Article Launched:08/04/2007 03:01:35 AM PDT

MANTECA — One of the first things that Marshall Magincalda was looking forward to upon his release from the brig was dining at a real restaurant.

The Manteca native and Marine corporal will be able to enjoy the beach, play the guitar or any of his other favorite pastimes after a military court decision Friday.

Magincalda, a 2001 Sierra High School graduate, was sentenced to the time he had already served in the brig and had his rank reduced to private for his role in a conspiracy to murder a Iraqi civilian.

Mike Anderson, a Modesto resident who works in Manteca and became close to the Marine corporal because his son Mike Jr. served with Magincalda, said that he had a 22-minute phone conversation with him Friday morning after the jury verdict.

"He didn’t say specifically where he was going, but I would have to assume off-base to go to town and get some ‘real-people food,’ not brig chow," Anderson said.

Magincalda spent most of his first day as a free man gathering up his belongings from the brig and was in very high spirits, Anderson said.

"He spent a lot of the day cleaning out his cell. He’s lived there the past year and a half. He’s just trying to adjust to life."

Magincalda will be able to return to the Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, Kilo Company with his buddies to finish out his Marine commitment without a dishonorable discharge. Outside the courtroom, he also said he would be willing to go back to Iraq if needed and spoke of re-enlisting for another tour of duty.

"The great part is that he’ll be back in the barracks tonight, which is a good thing, and be able to have the VA’s help for any post-traumatic stress disorder," Anderson said. "Basically, he was acquitted. On a personal note, I’m more relieved that there is finally closure."

Magincalda’s father, Marshall Sr., said that the family was down in Camp Pendleton for 15 days, agonizing particularly the last day and a half over the slow-moving sentencing process.

The prosecution gave the jury 32 pages of instruction and 10 pages of penalty procedure to wade through, said Anderson, who had originally been asked to be a character witness.

Throughout the ordeal, Magincalda has said that his faith and the support of the community and well-wishers helped him get through. On Friday, he echoed those sentiments with Anderson.

"Magic is a young man of extreme faith and strong belief in the Marines. He’s definitely in good spirits, especially considering how he had been in talking to him before," Anderson said. "He asked me to thank the community for him."

Magincalda may come back to Manteca soon when he has leave, but not this weekend, Anderson said.

quot;There’s a giant relief, but there’s still a lot of paperwork and stuff to do. But those are little things. It’s done," he said.