#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Phil Ayers


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Phil Ayers.

Phil served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. During his tour, he was awarded three Purple Hearts for injuries he sustained.

He is currently the pastor of Glade Creek Baptist church near Roanoke, VA.

Thank you for your service, Phil!


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Author

Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.