Lt. Col. Frederick Sweet (Ret.) is my father. He and my mother, Anita L. Sweet (Mainberger), a loyal Army wife, married and raised a military family of three children. Dad served dutifully in a variety of locations throughout the United States, and in Korea, Germany, and Thailand. He was a kind and honorable man, who passed in February, 2008. I am lucky and blessed in having Fred and Anita as my loving parents.