#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Brandon Richardson


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Brandon Richardson. Brandon served from 2004 to 2010 as a cargo specialist. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brandon enlisted in the United States Army on May 7, 2004. In 2006, he deployed to Iraq. On Jan. 3, 2007, Brandon’s convoy was attacked by an IED, killing three. Brandon was ejected from the vehicle by the blast. He was knocked unconscious and sent to Germany where he woke up with amnesia. Brandon attended three months of physical therapy before he rejoined his unit.

On August 26, 2007, Brandon and his company returned from deployment. After returning, he reenlisted for an additional two years. Brandon was awarded Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Medal, Superior Unit Award, and Army Service Ribbon.

Currently, Brandon works as a process assistant for Amazon. He has also worked as a part-time actor in movies and television.

Thank you for your service, Brandon!


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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.

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Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.