Sam Grittner

Today, I Am One Year Sober

Today, I am one year sober. While my climb to this point has been Sisyphean, I have stopped blaming myself and have now taken my own life back.   Today, I have been completely sober for 365 days. In a row. It is nothing short of a miracle. This is my fifth attempt at ... Read the full article
Sam Grittner

Sam Grittner is a writer and stand-up comedian currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He has written for and the International Business Times. His monthly stand-up show, “We’re All Gonna Die Tonight,” is returning in December.

Dear Grandson: Time Spent at 5th Medical Battalion

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding writes about returning stateside from Nam and his time spent at 5th Medical Battalion awaiting his next duty station.

Dear Grandson: Leaving Nam and Returning Home

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding writes about leaving Nam, the ship ride home, and a couple stops along the way.

Dear Grandson: Volunteering for Vietnam

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding continues describing his experiences at Bethesda Naval Hospital and volunteering for duty in Vietnam.

Dear Grandson: Bethesda Naval Hospital

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding describes his continuing experience as a Navy Corpsman, what he did at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and meeting President LBJ.

Dear Grandson: FMSS Training at Camp Lejeune

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding describes his FMSS (Field Medical Service School) Training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.