#VeteranOfTheDay Marines Corps Veteran Donald J. Weber


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marines Corps Veteran Donald J. Weber. Donald served during the Vietnam War.

After graduating high school, Donald was unsure what direction to take in his life. He decided to enlist in the Marine Corps in 1966. After enlisting and completing basic training, Donald was sent to the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam. One night during his time in Vietnam, Donald’s unit was overrun and suffered mass casualties. He was one of only three members to survive. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Donald returned home from the war and was separated from the military in 1969.

After being discharged, Donald founded Logistics Health Incorporated which ensures that service members are medically ready for their duties. In 2010, his company was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award. This is the highest honor given to an employer by the Department of Defense. Donald also began a music festival in Wisconsin called Freedom Fest which raises funds for Veterans’ causes.

Thank you for your service, Donald!


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Graphic By Whitney Moore: Whitney is an undergraduate senior at Southern New Hampshire University studying Social Media Marketing.

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Savannah Labbe

Savannah Labbe is a senior at Gettysburg College studying history and religious studies. She is originally from Belgrade, Maine and is currently a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Wiedenhaft    

    Don is one of the nicest, most down to earth men you will ever meet. He is very driven in all of his business ventures and does not give up when faced with a challenge. The La Crosse community would not be as great as it is without his generosity and compassion for those who live and work here. I am fortunate to be one of many who work for this fine upstanding Marine!!  Thank you for all that you do Don.

  2. Tammy Mahr    

    Thank you, Don for your service to our country and dedication and service to all veterans and the community. I am so proud to be able to work here at LHI and call you my boss.

  3. Vanessa Pooler    

    Proud to call you my boss and work for such an awesome man. Thank you for your service!

  4. Carla Corbin    

    Thank you Don for your service to our country, for your service to your community, for your service to veterans who are still transitioning. We are proud of you.

  5. Rachel Rooker    

    Thank you for all that you do, Don!

  6. Robert Bostic    

    Thank you for your service, Donald!

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