#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Russell Pool


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Russell Pool.

Russell served in the Marine Corps for more than 30 years.

He retired in 1990 as Weather Chief in on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

During his enlistment, he spent time at Kaneohe Bay, Cherry Point, Camp Pendleton, NAS Glenview and more. He also served in Japan and Vietnam.

Weather observers and forecasters are small group in the Marine Corps, so his influence was felt throughout his service.

He further served part of Department of Army Meteorological Team.

Thank you for your service, Russell.

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

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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.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    Thank you for your service – Russell Pool – served in the Marine Corps for more than 30 years.

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