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1 Who in the world is Mr. Gritman? A peek into the life of Mr. Gritman

2 Where did I come from? I grew up on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota, near a small town called Cottonwood. I grew up on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota, near a small town called Cottonwood. The closest “large” city is Marshall. The closest “large” city is Marshall.

3 Mr. Gritman’s Family My parents still live on the farm near Cottonwood. My parents still live on the farm near Cottonwood. My father is a semi-retired farmer My father is a semi-retired farmer My mother works for Western Community Action as a bus driver My mother works for Western Community Action as a bus driver My mother was born in 1942 and my father was born in 1936 My mother was born in 1942 and my father was born in 1936

4 Life on a farm. Seasonal Chores Seasonal Chores Pick Rock Pick Rock (Gross Pig Story) (Gross Pig Story) Walk Beans Walk Beans Bale Hay Bale Hay Mowing Lawn (4 Acres) Mowing Lawn (4 Acres) Daily Chores Daily Chores Feed the animals Feed the animals Household chores Household chores

5 Mr. Gritman’s parents and brothers and sisters

6 Family Victoria Baumann – Meagan – Cami Debra Sik – Derek, Joey, DJ, Desirea, Jacob Robert Gritman (Jr.) – Noelle Brian Gritman – Deceased Allen Gritman – Meredith, Alexander Lelsey Quan – Seirra Michelle Gritman - Deceased

7 More Family Picts

8 Sports and Activities in School

9 The United States Army

10 The Military I took my oath on March 2 nd, I took my oath on March 2 nd, Basic Training: June 1990 Basic Training: June 1990 Fort Benning Georgia (10 miles South of Hell) Fort Benning Georgia (10 miles South of Hell) Advanced Training: June 1991 Advanced Training: June 1991 Fort Benning Georgia Fort Benning Georgia

11 United States Army Infantry United States Army National Guard March 2 nd 1990 – 2000 Bravo Company 2/135 th Infantry Alpha Company 1/194 th Infantry 175 th Regional Training Institute

12 Places I’ve been Deployed Fort Benning, Georgia Fort Benning, Georgia Fort McCoy, Wisconsin Fort McCoy, Wisconsin Camp Ashland, Nebraska Camp Ashland, Nebraska Camp Monmouth, Oregon Camp Monmouth, Oregon Camp Torpo, Norway Camp Torpo, Norway Thessoloniki, Greece Thessoloniki, Greece

13 Military Qualifications and Decorations

14 Advanced Education St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University 1991, Began my first year of college 1991, Began my first year of college Resident Advisor Resident Advisor Academic Advisor Academic Advisor March 1997, Bachelor of Science March 1997, Bachelor of Science December 2000, Master of Science, History December 2000, Master of Science, History December 2006, Masters of Science, Education December 2006, Masters of Science, Education

15 Teaching Background St. Cloud, ISD 742 St. Cloud, ISD 742 Area Learning Center Area Learning Center North Junior High Present North Junior High Present

16 Coaching Boys and Girls basketball Boys and Girls Track Present

17 Marriage September 29 th, 2001 September 29 th, 2001 The same month as the World Trade Center attack. (Josh story) The same month as the World Trade Center attack. (Josh story)

18 My Kids…the twins Andrew James Gritman lbs. 7 oz. Malachi Joseph Gritman lbs. 12 oz.

19 My Kids a few months later.

20 My Kids at 6 months

21 Gritman Family Picture September 2005

22 My kids summer 2009.

23 Mr. Gritman What else do you want to know?


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