Jean Gruidel was the mother of three boys. The youngest, John, was in 2nd
Grade. Her son, Jim Gruidel was in 3rd Grade. Her oldest son, Tom, was in
4th Grade. All attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School as members of
For reasons unknown, but calculated and premeditated, former US Army Captain
Harold John "Hal" Daub paid a visit to the Our Lady of Lourdes Church to
pitch his "Patriotic Program" to the mothers of the children at the Catholic
Daub first sought the blessing of the pastor of the church, Monseignor
Ulrich. Monseignor Ulrich was more than a little excited to have the
opportunity to show his congregation's and faith's loyalty to the United
The United States was embroiled in an unpopular war in Vietnam. The US
people's trust of the US government was at a historic all time low. Riots
and protests were rampant across the country. Republican Richard Nixon was
in the White House.
Daub, a Republican and attorney who graduated from the University of
Nebraska, whether on his own, with help from the United States Army,
Republican Party, or fanatics concocted a scheme by which Daub could enter
the homes of Catholic women and rape them.
Daub pitched his program to the mothers of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
Most balked at Daub and did not trust him.
Daub stated participation in his program would help boost the career futures
for the children participating as well as show loyalty to the United States
in her time of need.
Daub found a handful of women willing to participate, along with their
Jean Gruidel was one of them.
Then, Daub added a stipulation to the program that he had to administer his
program to one or more of the male children of those women program WITHOUT
the women's husband knowing about it.
Daub said it was "vital" to the success of the program.
Most of the remaining women walked away from Daub's program at this point.
But Jean Gruidel and two other mothers did not.
The three women contacted one or more uniformed Omaha Police Division
officers they knew to verify Daub's intentiions.
When the Omaha Police Division "heroes" told the women Daub was likely
nothing but a harmless pencil knecked up and coming politician, and with the
blessing of Our Lady of Lourdes' Monseignor Ulrich, the women each agreed to
let Daub visit them in their homes after school was finished.
Daub would bring video equipment with him. Televisions weren't common in
every home at that time and only the military and the very rich had any kind
of video playback device.
Days later it was discovered Jean Gruidel had been forced to perform
fellatio on Daub while he was in her home and likely in front of or along
with one or more of her three children who were drugged with heroin.
Jean Gruidel was at the time Den Mother of Weblows Pack 314 in Omaha, NE.
She contacted the two other women she knew had participated in the program
to see if they, too had been assaulted.
All three were raped by Hal Daub in their own homes.
Jean Gruidel argued with the women that they should contact police and
report the crime. A fire fighter's wife was one of Daub's victims, too. She
argued police wouldn't take their claims seriously.
Jean Gruidell was told by the other victim that she could not turst police
in Omaha because it was they who gave the OK to let Daub into their homes.
Jean Gruidel contacted Omaha Police and reported her being assaulted.
Omaha Police allegedly responded and raped her again to keep her quiet.
Hal Daub was elected to Congress and served four terms about four years
after he raped the women of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Omaha, Nebraska.
Daub ran for the US Senate unseccessfully at least twice since and was Mayor
of Omaha, NE, for a time.
Daub's highest position of public trust came in 2003 during the Bush
Administration where he served on the Social Security Advisory Board of
United States President GW Bush.
Daub's crimes were reported to the US Senate via email and to Senators Chuck
Hagel and Ben Nelson in writing while he served in the Bush Administration.
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales also received reports of Daub's crimes
via US mail as well as Nebrska Attorney General Jon Bruning at the same time
Hagel was notified.
Nothing was ever done about Hal Daub who ran for Mayor of Omaha once again
after quietly being removed from the GW Bush Administration.
Jean Gruidel's oldest son, Tom, became an alcoholic and spent most of his
adult life in prison including being sentenced to life in prison plus
twenty-five years for 2nd Degree Murder after murdering a homosexual who
propositioned him for sex in Omaha, NE. He was paroled after this
information came to light a few years ago.
Jean Gruidel's youngest son, John, joined the United States Marine Corp and
later became an Omaha Police Division uniformed officer where he continues
to "serve" to this day.
No investigation has ever take place into what is being called Daubergate
A Civil Rights Complaint was filed with the Office of Inspector General at
USDOJ in June of this year regarding the failure to investigate these
complaints by all those involved.
USDOJ has yet to respond to the complaint.