Stan Gerding

Dear Grandson: On Revenge and Funerals

(Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, photo by U.S. Army, public domain)
In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his routines while working at Capitol Hill, attending his father’s funeral, and moving to another duty station.   Dear Grandson, I thought for sure I would be leaving the Capitol in two days [Read the full article
Stan Gerding

Stan Gerding is a retired veteran after 23 years in the Navy that included a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Corpsman, 1968-1969. He has since been the administrator of various healthcare organizations, a high school science teacher, an author, a singer, and is the father of Greg Gerding and grandfather to Jack.

Dear Grandson: On Pride and Bureaucracy

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about settling into the D.C. area and the difficulty of working within a bureaucracy.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXVI

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with a new story about family, community, and carpe diem.

Dear Grandson: Working at the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., and Dad’s Alzheimer’s

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about what it was like to walk into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for the first time, and his dad’s Alzheimer’s.

Dear Grandson: Baseball in Waukegan and Another Move

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about baseball in Waukegan, Illinois, and being faced with another move, and a choice between two different duty stations.

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