#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Eldon Adams


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Eldon “Bus” Adams.

Eldon was born in Alma, Michigan in 1921. He began his military service in 1940 with the National Guard.

He served during World War II in Germany. His unit took a pillbox and then slept in a farmhouse. Eldon was injured the next morning when he was injured by mortar shells hitting his location.

Eldon remembers a time when he was home on leave and he rescued his uniform pants from the second story of his house when it caught fire.

During his time in garrison, he helped build the barracks at Fort Leonard Wood.

Eldon completed his service in 1946 with the 94th Infantry Division. Since then, he has been a local businessman, family man, and outdoorsman.

Thank you for your service, Eldon!

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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.


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