#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Edwin Wilber


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Edwin Wilber. Edwin served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.

Edwin is a Native American from the Menominee Indians of Shawano, Wisconsin and joined the United States Army to serve his country. He was made a cavalry scout despite having no formal training and was assigned to the 8th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division.

Edwin deployed twice to Korea during 1951. He deployed in support of Operation Thunderbolt and was wounded on Jan. 25, 1951. Edwin returned to Operation Thunderbolt and was injured again. On Oct. 10, 1951 while serving as the point scout, he was hit with a fragment from a grenade. Edwin earned the Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Mago-ri, Korea and was presented the award on June 1, 1953.

Thank you for your service, Edwin!

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Paola Santiago

Paola Santiago is a senior at Old Dominion University studying International Studies, Criminal Justice and African American Studies. She is also a social media intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


  1. pengfei li    

    in china, veteran affair is not perfect, many of them return with limited refund and social support., but they accept and go back. they are heroes unknown.

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