‘Save Me Some Trout,’ Suring POW Writes By gerry Mcdowell Press-Gazette Staff Writer SURING “I hope you save a few of those trout in the pond for me.” This was a message in the Christmas letter from Capt. Gerald Gerndt, whose parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Gerndt of Suring, are eagerly waiting for him.
He has been a Vietnam prisoner of war for over five years. Capt. Gerndt referred to the pond in back of the barn on his parents’ farm. He grew up here, where about three miles of the South and North Branch of the Oconto River serve as boundaries to the 500-acre farm. While piloting a F-4 Phantom jet over Hanoi on Aug.