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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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Mike Sr. Mike Sr. from Home wrote on May 3, 2015 at 8:17 am:
Happy Birthday Mike - Today marks what would/should be your 32nd...As we prepare for next weekend's events, it all centers around your heroic actions over 10 years ago...Your name will not be forgotten anytime soon. We'll tip one back for you later today - HOIST!! WE LOVE YOU Son!! Dad
Maurene Ranzo Maurene Ranzo wrote on October 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm:
Hard to believe it has been almost 10 years...
wrote on May 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm:
Happy 31st Birthday, Son! We miss you, Warrior! Allie says, "Hi, Brother!".
Mike Sr. Mike Sr. from Modesto wrote on April 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm:
Approaching the 10th year of our Motorcycle Ride, in your memory...Always wondered what the 10th may grow to, and what we could we do to celebrate your legacy? We now have a pretty good idea~
Eric Sibert Eric Sibert wrote on March 23, 2014 at 3:12 pm:
Hello, my name is Eric Sibert. I am a veteran Marine, having served my time in Iraq with 1st BN, 4th Marines, Weapons Company, Camp Pendleton, CA. Let me first say that I'm so sorry I didn't find this page sooner. You are all my family, and if you ever need anything, don't ever hesitate to contact me. To my fallen brother, and my hero, I'll say see ya soon Devil Dog... You will always be my brother. To the family, you will always be my family, and I'll always love you all. Semper Fidelis, and God bless. Cpl. Eric C. Sibert Ridgeville, Indiana
lisa kirk lisa kirk from louisiana wrote on October 2, 2013 at 12:14 am:
Such a wonderful site to find. I'm jealous of you guys. Semper Fi to the Anderson's. You've done such great work keeping Michael's tribute alive. I see where he got his greatness! I found this looking for his family and now I have a request that has to do with all of your archives...if you could contact me, I would give anything. Thanks!! Lisa Kirk
Eric A. Jaksch Eric A. Jaksch wrote on September 10, 2013 at 8:42 am:
To CPL. Michael Anderson's family: Although I did not serve with your beloved son and never knew him, I will always keep his memory in my heart for a s long as i am breathing. Being a former Marine myself, it is ever so important to tell a story such as CPL. Anderson's. He epitomizes the true meaning of the word hero. I truly wish I could have known him. I have two sons ages 10 and 2 and will teach them of your sons sacrifice and patriotism and remind them to never forget his memory. Semper Fi! God Bless!
Mike Sr. Mike Sr. wrote on May 3, 2013 at 10:06 am:
Another marked day...Happy 30th Birthday Mike. I would most certainly be holding/enjoying your progeny...OUR next generation by now - Obviously not meant to be. I miss you son. Dad
Daniel R. Peltier Daniel R. Peltier wrote on January 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm:
I just had the honor and privilege to speak with Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr’s. father. It was a conversation over the phone, I in Ohio and he in California, but it was one of those conversations that were meant to happen. Having just arrived back to the states from Afghanistan I was able to work alongside several Marine Units, mainly down in Helmand and Kandahar. I can honestly say, and I spent 8 years in the U.S. Army, that these Marines were by far the best of the best. I would have their back in battle as I know they would have mine. After talking with Mr. Anderson, I can tell that Cpl. Anderson was also the best of the best. I work for a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor now and every day we honor a Fallen Hero. We do this for several reason, but most importantly, because we NEVER want to forget those who have given everything for our freedom...NEVER FORGET. I will honor Cpl. Anderson next Monday, January 7th, in front of our entire staff, and give him the honor and respect he so greatly deserves. I salute you Cpl. Anderson and the entire Anderson family. God Speed and thank you!
Andrew Etherton Andrew Etherton from Michael's younger years wrote on December 1, 2012 at 7:31 am:
I never served with Michael in the military even though we served at the same time. My memories of Michael come from kindergarten through 8th grade where, even though I was one of the outcast in the school, he always made me feel normal. It's taken me this long to write about him because he was a great lose to me and other kids he knew like me that he made feel like nothing they did was abnormal. We joined the military at the same time in different services not knowing where we were going in our own lives. But to this day I will never know anyone that could or would give the selflessness of his own self to make someone else feel like they belonged. I am forever in your son's debt and I think about him everyday and pray that one day I will be as selfless with a stranger as your son was with a loser he met in the first grade. I became a First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy because of Michael.
Troy Liddi Troy Liddi wrote on November 8, 2012 at 2:01 am:
Proud to have met your father the other day at a USMC event, go figure! Stand tall and stand proud in guarding the streets of Heaven, and I will do my best in honoring your greatness by inspiring others in the best way I can. Happy birthday, Marine, and keep on fighting the good fight, ooh rah!!
kali. kali. wrote on May 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm:
brother, your birthday is in two days. i wish i could talk to you, i wish i could know you. but everything happens for a reason. all i know is that i love you. & i miss you.
Allie Anderson( little sister) Allie Anderson( little sister) wrote on December 29, 2011 at 5:20 am:
i love and miss you kendell...you are in my thoughts and prayers
Allie Anderson( little sister) Allie Anderson( little sister) wrote on December 29, 2011 at 5:17 am:
i miss you mike..christmas without you was tough.i miss and love you.... i hope that you and grandma are having a good time up there:)
Kendell Kendell wrote on December 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm:
Especially thinking of you today, miss you and love you so very much...we keep you in our hearts year after year, and always will...
Melissa Mann Melissa Mann wrote on December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm:
Thinking of you today Mike Jr. I cant tell you how proud I am to be your cousin. RIP.
David Moore David Moore wrote on October 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm:
I hope that Mike Jr and Cody are having a cold one ane will be greeting us with the same. You are a Friend, a Brother and I don't think I could od made it as far as I have without you. David. Another Gold Star.
Kendell Kendell wrote on May 4, 2011 at 12:15 am:
Happy birthday, love you and miss you Mike...
Mike Sr. Mike Sr. from Modesto, Ca wrote on May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm:
Happy Birthday Mike...
BJ Stutzman BJ Stutzman wrote on April 10, 2011 at 5:28 am:
It has been less than a week of meeting Anderson Sr. and this is the first time visit Anderson Jr. God has a way of putting people in our lives and the Anderson family is the start to heal this Iraqi Vets soul.