#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Drew Carey


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Andrew “Drew” Carey.

Drew enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1980 and served until 1986. His Primary MOS was 2531 Field Radio Operator and he last served with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. He separated at the rank of Sergeant.

“The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job,” Drew said, in an interview with ESPN. “I think that attitude comes from my Marine days.”

He also earned a perfect score on his physical fitness test.

Drew is best known for his roles on “The Drew Carey Show” and “Whose Line is it Anyway?” He is currently hosting “The Price is Right.”

Thank you for your service, Drew!

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. 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.