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Harold (Jim) Gaertner

Profile Updated: July 19, 2017
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First Year in Country
1969
Residing In:
Sedalia, MO USA
Spouse/Partner:
Michelle Gaertner (Micki)
Occupation:
Retired Police Commander
Children:
April, born 1973
Gabe, born 1978
Kristin, born 1982
Military Service:
US ARMY  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Nickname in Nam

Rock or Sgt. Rock

What Have You Done Since Nam

SPENT 32 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT , ALL FACETS, MOST NOTABLY IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, INCLUDING UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS; WAS CHIEF-OF-DETECTIVES 10 YEARS, WAS FEATURED IN AN EPISODE OF THE TELEVISION SERIES "COLD CASE FILES", LEADING AN INVESTIGATION THAT CLEARED A 30 YEAR OLD HOMICIDE IN 2000. RETIRED AT THE RANK OF COMMANDER IN 2005. SINCE RETIRING I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING GRANDCHILDREN (9 OF THEM!) AND AM VERY ACTIVE AS A VETERANS ADVOCATE IN MY COMMUNITY AND IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI.

Memories of Nam

I TREASURE THE MEMORIES OF THE COMARADARIE OF MY "BAND OF BROTHERS". i HAVE MISSED IT ALL THESE MANY YEARS. I HAVE DEALT WITH MEMORIES OF THE BAD TIMES AS BEST I CAN, AS DO WE ALL. I STRUGGLE WITH PTSD. MY WORST MEMORY IS THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 30, 1970, THE FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT THAT KILLED MERLE (DENNY) DENTINO AND MIKE WATERS. MIKE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND HIS DEATH STILL HAUNTS ME. THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME IN NAM WAS ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS MY SAVIOR AND LORD. I LIVE NOW FOR HIM.

What Platoon and Squad Were You In?

SECOND PLATOON, SECOND SQUAD. WAS SECOND SQAUD LEADER WHEN I DEROS'ed IN NOVEMBER 1970

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