#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Nathan Schrimsher


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Nathan Schrimsher.

Nathan joined the Army in 2013 as a Motor Transport Operator.

He is an athlete for the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and competes in the modern pentathlon, which includes swimming, fencing, riding, running, and shooting.

In July of 2015, Nathan finished third at the Pan American Games in Toronto to earn a berth in the 2016 Rio Olympic games in Brazil.

His 2016 Olympic events are August 18-20.

Thank you for your service, Nathan, and good luck in Rio!

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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.