I was having some fun thinking about the men in my family that have served in the military (happens as I get closer to Memorial Day). Most of the warriors with whom I am familiar are on my paternal grandmother's side of the family. The first that I know of was a Methodist preacher named Rev. John Foster, born in 1735 in Maryland. He was a Revolutionary War Veteran. His grandson was Joshua Foster, born in 1794 in Bedford Co. Pennsylvania. He served in the War of 1812. Next of note was my Grandpa Anderson, an immigrant from Sweden.
Frank Sigfrid Oskar Anderson, F. Raymond Anderson, Harry Anderson and Bruce Anderson all served in the United States armed forces. Harry and Bruce served in the Navy, my Dad in the Army so there was always good natured rivalry. These are my heroes and nearly every family in America has their own. Honor them always.