#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran William Schranz


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is William Schranz.

William served in the Navy from 2003 to 2007 as an Aviation Boatswains Mate.

His duty stations included USS Mahan DDG72 and USS Harry S. Truman CVN75. He deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on the USS Mahan working with NATO forces.

He currently works as the Veteran Outreach Program Coordinator for Urban Warriors at YMCA of Metro Chicago, where he recruits Veterans for the program and empowers Veterans in fulfilling their mentorship responsibilities.

Thank you for your service, William!

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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.