Stan Gerding

Dear Grandson: On Veterans Day

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In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about Veterans Day and what it means to him.   Dear Grandson, I am going to take a short break from the usual letter that I write to you and talk about something very near and dear to my heart: Veterans Day. Earlier this week, on Monday, November 11th, was Veterans Day. I was asked to speak at a ... 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.

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