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 Gerry Bertier

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Gerry Bertier

  • Birth 20 Aug 1953 Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 20 Mar 1981 Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Wakefield 80 2
  • Memorial ID 7004152

American Folk Figure. He transferred to T.C. Williams highshool during desegregation in 1971. While at T.C. he joined the football team as a linebacker. The team was undefeated. He was named "Among the Top 100" and was selected by Coach and Athelete magazines as one of the top 100 football players in the nation. On his way home from the banquet dinner he was involved in a automobile accident. He was rendered paralyzed from the waist-down. In the Wheelchair Olympics he went on to win the gold medal in Shot-put. A movie was made about the team "Remember the Titans" depicting the struggle with racism and integration in the 70's.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dennis Ison
  • Added: 11 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7004152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerry Bertier (20 Aug 1953–20 Mar 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7004152, citing Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .