#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Ed Weintraub


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Ed Weintraub.

Ed always wanted to be a Marine and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953. After completing boot camp at Parris Island, he later became an instructor at the Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Geiger.

He was sent to Okinawa serving with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He deployed aboard the USS Telfair to which they were dispatched to the Suez Canal in 1956.

After his enlistment in the Marines, Ed finished up his college education at the University of Florida. He is now retired and has volunteered extensively at the Southeast Valley VA Health Care Clinic in Gilbert, AZ.

Thank you for your service, Ed!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

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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.