PHOTO COPYRIGHT: Pati Leggate, 1999
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John G. Gertsch
Medal of Honor (P)

Jesus said:
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

This picture of John Gertsch was sent to me by John Neely. Neely was the Battalion PIO in late 68 or early 69. John is recieving a Silver Star. It was one of several. Pictured to John's left (right side of photo) is Charley Knott. The Tiger in the middle is not known. The guy on John's left is wearing the name tag "Tay". Anyone who can identify anybody else in this photo please email me at

John in Tiger stripes, Late 1968.

From left to right:
"Lurch", John Gertsch, UNK, UNK, SGT. "Fang" Field mugging for the camera. "Flower power" fatigues.

John at Veghel firebase, late 1968.

John's CIB orders
Medal of Honor Citation
Articles about John
John Gertsch Physical Fitness Center
at Fort Campbell

30 Years Later