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Dear Grandson: Service Member of the Year and Taking Your Dad to Pro Sporting Events

Dear Grandson: Service Member of the Year and Taking Your Dad to Pro Sporting Events

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding is nominated for Service Member of the Year and takes his son to pro ballgames while living in Philadelphia in the ’70s.

Risen Apes: Last Licks

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Last Licks,” Park shares his path to quitting alcohol, it wasn’t an easy one.

Dear Grandson: And Then Your Dad Arrived

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about returning to work life after his tour in Vietnam, having a son, and deciding to reenlist in the Navy.

Risen Apes: A Christmas Story

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “A Christmas Story,” Park tells of his first road trip with Ned Gumbo and spending Christmas with the Gumbos.

Dear Grandson: Returning Home to Kentucky and Next Duty Station

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding describes what it was like reuniting with his family again after his tour in Vietnam and his newest duty station in D.C.

Risen Apes: Red Rover

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Red Rover,” Park thinks about jobs he should have taken and the ones he did.

Dear Grandson: Encountering War Protesters at Home

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding describes what it was like when he was confronted by war protesters back at home.

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.

Risen Apes: A Town Without Pity

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “A Town Without Pity,” Park talks about the worst place he ever lived: Bolinas, California. 

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