[Podcast] #10: Gregorio Kishketon – Marine Veteran, Native American


We’re ten episodes in! This podcast has been a lot of fun and we appreciate all of the great feedback we’ve received. Episode ten brings us Marine Veteran Gregorio Kishketon.

Greg is a VA employee that works at the central office in D.C.. He originally thought he was simply going to be #VeteranOfTheDay, but then he sat down for an interview and opened up about some vulnerable parts of his life.

Covered in Episode Ten:

  • Pearl Harbor story by Army Veteran Jimmy Lee
  • Interview with Marine Veteran Gregorio Kishketon
    • Greg’s decision to join the military.
    • His transition out.
    • Overcoming a drug problem
    • Experiencing suicidal behavior
    • Native American heritage and passing it on
  • Discover a job at VA with VA Careers
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Derek Rodenbeck

The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.


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.


  1. Ronnie Hill Sr    

    Thanks to all the people who served, and family members.

  2. Marion E Ware Jr    

    This is great. I really enjoyed reading about life experiences that others have went through. Felt like I was reading about myself.

  3. Michael ray Brewet    

    I am 100% disabled service connected combat related. I am afraid to get out of my home. Knowing that this is for veterans. I would represent my brothers in arms. This is wonderful what you are doing for vets!

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