#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Gudrun Hofstad


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Gudrun Hofstad.

Gudran served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Women’s Medical Specialist Corps from 1950-1953. Her primary occupation was physical therapist and provided aid during the Korean War.

She was trained at the U.S. Army Medical Field Service School at Fort Sam Houston and worked with returning veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

After marrying and raising four children, she continued her vocation as a physical therapist and even volunteered at the VA hospital near her home.

Now 88-years-old, Gudrun has maintained a lifelong connection with VA, and participates each year in the Veterans Day parade and festivities where she lives.

Thank you for your service, Gudrun!

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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.