#VeteranOfTheDay Coast Guard Veteran Christian Pina


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Christian Pina.

Christian served for nine years in the Coast Guard, working his way to Boatswain’s Mate Second Class. He was in charge of small boat crews and was responsible as Officer of the Deck.

He was stationed on the USCGC Hammerhead in Woods Hole, MA, USCGC Pendant in Boston, and at Station Castle Hill in Newport, RI.

During his service, Christian completed more than 250 search and rescue missions.

Thank you for your service, Christian!

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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.