Dan Vieths of Eagan writes, “Our daughter Gretta is currently on a Middle East deployment with the Air Force Reserves, as Loadmaster with the 934th Airlift Wing, also known as the Global Vikings”. Gretta is a 2014 graduate of Eastview High School in Apple Valley, enlisting right after graduation.
Gretta was on the Eastview Trap Shooting team, a discipline that helped her adjust to military life. Dan said his daughter trained as a pre-flight loadmaster, a demanding job requiring personnel air drops and securing cargo in the right location.
Gretta persevered and today is a Senior Airman on a C-130 aircraft. She comes from a proud Minnesota military family, two of her Uncles are US Air Force Vietnam Vets, her great uncle, a B-24 mechanic during World War II, and her grandfather served in the Korean War. Today, along with proud parents Dan and Laurie, we salute Gretta Vieths of Eagan, MN, during KQ’s Military Appreciation Month.