Roger Gertenrich ’56 noted for his work to preserve Portland’s maritime history

Volunteer work by Roger Gertenrich ’56 of Portland, Oregon, was highlighted Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Portland Tribune in advance of Veterans Day. “Korean vet continues to give back” highlights Gertenrich’s efforts to preserve Portland’s maritime history, including its wartime ship-building history and other links to naval history.

At Ripon, Gertenrich majored in chemistry-biology and was commissioned through ROTC. He served as the executive officer of a medical and dental unit in Korea from 1956 to 1958 and then had a career in dentistry.


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