MARCH 11, 2010

LT Garth Gimmestad (right) is pictured receiving his second Navy Commendation Medal. Commander Matthew Lear presented the medal to Gimmestad.

Garth Gimmestad receives second Navy Commendation Medal

   LT Garth Gimmestad recently received his second Navy Commendation Medal for his recent service at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Naples, Italy.

   LT Gimmestad is a 1991 graduate of Orofino High School. He joined the Marines directly out of high school in 1991 after getting out of the Marines in 1996 and he attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and then
joined the United States Navy in 2000 and has served in Japan, Iraq, and most recently Italy.

   He is currently enroute to his next duty station at Navy advertising in Millington TN where he will live with his wife Megan and their three year old son, Gavin.

    Garth’s parents are Dean and Ellie Gimmestad of Cavendish.