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Colonel Wittrock Gets Around the World

by Jeff Olsen

Her name is Anna, and she is the youngest of 14 siblings and grew up on a farm in Salol, about 12 miles from Roseau.

"I'm the baby," she laughed.

She is a Grafstrom, the daughter of the late Lester and Verna, a remarkable woman with a number of amazing daughters and sons.

Maybe Anna is the most unique.

She is an Army National Guard colonel, a garrison commander, a seasoned officer who served in Iraq for 13 months, a mother of four, and has a husband who does not complain.

None of this: "You're being deployed where?"

The former Anna Grafstrom is 44, and she has not set a retiremen...


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