Tonja Anderson-Dell was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She has a very close-knit family and is a dedicated and loving wife to Earnest Dell, mother to 4 beautiful children Destinee(Sean), Steven,  Tevin, Angel, & Angela, fostered 2 Faith and Tiana, and grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren Eli, Chase, and Dylan, and Sage.

She is a Best Selling Author of the book Gifts from a Glacier: Quest for An American Flag and 52 Souls, Blue Star Mom, and Gold Star Family member.

Tonja Anderson-Dell has 24 years of genealogical research. Tonja is an Advocated for Operational Loss servicemen and women, and she is an advocate for the families of the missing servicemen and women. She has started a non-profit, Honored Bound Inc, to guarantee her platform to bring closure to men, women, and families.

Tonja has and is currently searching for missing Operational Loss military planes overseas and on US soil. She has gone as far as naming the peak after the missing C-124 Globermaster that carried her grandfather and the other 51 servicemen. It is now named Globemaster Peak.

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