Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Christine Banedt.

Christine served as an Army medic in the Women’s Army Corps for 24 years, from 1962 to 1986. She served two tours in Germany, at Frankfurt 97th General Hospital and Stuttgart 5th General Hospital, as well as a tour at Okinawa Army Hospital.

She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals and a Meritorious Unit Commendation and Drill Sargeant Badge.

After retirement, Christine returned to school to receive her RN license before working as a nurse for 16 years. She remains active in the veteran community and has been a member of the VA’s Women Veteran Consumer Council for 7 years.

Thank you for your service, Christine!

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Published on Jul. 13, 2016

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  1. Chris July 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for your many years of service.

  2. JOHN J GAVIRIA JR July 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Way to go Christine!!!!!

  3. Alan Johnson July 14, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Great Job Christine! I am sure you have impacted the lives of many with your dedicated service. Thanks.

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