#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ralph “Malachias” Gaskin


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Ralph “Malachias” Gaskin.

Malachias was in the Army from 1994 to 2003, and again from 2006 to 20014. He served as 11B Infantry and 68W Health Care Specialist. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007 – 2008) and Operation New Dawn (2009-2010)

Malachias is currently a senior at Lipscomb University. He is a published author and founder of Warfighter Gardens, a non-profit that provides therapy garden centers for Veterans, first responders, and their families.

Thank you for your service, Malachias!

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


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.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    Thanks for your service – #VeteranOfTheDay – Ralph “Malachias” Gaskin

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