Spec Clinton R. Gertson

Spec Clinton R. Gertson

Birth
USA
Death 19 Feb 2005 (aged 26)
Iraq
Burial Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 14406315 · View Source
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Spc. Gertson of Eagle Lake, Texas was an all-American boy who loved to hunt, fish, farm rice and run cattle. After 9/11 happened, he said he just felt he needed to go defend our country. He knew there was going to be bloodshed in Iraq, but after he got there and saw the people, it really firmed up in his mind he had done the right thing. Gertson could have returned home in January from his original two-year tour of duty, but he re-enlisted to become a sniper. He had survived a December suicide attack on a mess tent in Mosul. He also had a brother who served a year in Iraq. He was killed by a sniper in Mosul at age 26.

Army
Stryker brigade
1st Battalion,
24th Infantry Regiment
Fort Lewis, Washington


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 25 May 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14406315
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Clinton R. Gertson (30 Jan 1979–19 Feb 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14406315, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .