Gingrich honored as keynote speaker

Lt. Col. Garrett Gingrich

Dysart native Garrett Gingrich addresses a room full of Grundy County veterans as the keynote speaker at a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon put on by the Grundy County Veterans Affairs department in Reinbeck on Sept. 26. Gingrich is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and is commander of the National Guard ‘Ironman’ 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry regiment. He is also a firefighter/paramedic with Waterloo Fire Rescue. In his address, Gingrich spoke to the crowd about the proud history of the 133rd Infantry regiment in Iowa as well as his experience as a public servant and soldier over the past two decades. Photo by Darvin Graham