Gerdy was a Human male who served as an Imperial officer during the Galactic Civil War. He was stationed at an Imperial outpost on the world known as Spindrift.


Some time after the Battle of Hoth, four members of the Rebel Alliance flight team known as Rogue Squadron infiltrated the outpost flying black market TIE/LN starfighters. Unaware that the pilots of the fighters were Rebels, Gerdy's commanding officer believed that Darth Vader had personally sent the ships to punish Gerdy for using priority frequencies to call a woman from Aduba-4.

Led by Luke Skywalker, the TIE fighters strafed the command center of the outpost forcing Gerdy and his superior to evacuate. They attempted to escape via a sub-ter rover, but were forced to stop when another TIE fighter destroyed a suspension bridge. Realizing that defeat was imminent, the commanding officer of the base invoked Emergency Strategic Option Six resulting in the Imperials' immediate surrender.