#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Beau Biden


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Beau Biden. Beau served in Iraq.

Beau was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1969. At the age of three, he survived a car accident that claimed the lives of his mother and sister.

He joined the military in 2003 as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. He in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps with the 261st Signal Brigade.

Beau was elected as the Attorney General of Delaware in 2006, and reelected in 2010.

His unit was activated and deployed to Iraq in October 2008. While in Iraq, he announced he would continue to serve as Delaware’s Attorney General by working with his office’s senior staff in Delaware. Beau was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno presented Biden with a Legion of Merit for his time in the Guard.

His education included degrees from University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University.

On May 30, 2015, Beau passed away at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after a fight with brain cancer.

We honor his service.


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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.