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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vietnamese Culture: Not Pho Your Entertainment

Over the past 18 months, I’ve been inundated with 1,600 requests to perform in Miss Saigon. Yet still, as an Australian of Vietnamese descent, if you consider the industry whitewashed, I call it a tsunami.

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