#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Dennis Edwards


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Dennis Edwards.

Dennis was born in Jefferson County, Alabama and entered military service through Fort Hamilton New York. He served as a Basic Field Artilleryman from January 1961 to December 1963.

He spent most of his enlistment stationed in Europe and his last major duty assignment was with Headquarters Batter, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 35th Artillery, Seventh Army.

He is best known as the lead singer for The Temptations, after replacing former member David Ruffin in 1968. He is a Grammy-winning artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Dennis recently passed away due to illness and is interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

We honor his service.

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

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.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.


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.