This Week at VA #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. Search “This Week at VA” in the Podcast app or click here to see it in the iTunes store.


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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