Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Edmond “Eddie” Mahseet. Eddie served from August 1964 to September 1968.

Eddie completed boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot in San Diego, California and individual training regiment at Camp Pendleton, California. He served as a radio operator. Eddie served two tours in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and the 1st Battalion 27th Marines.

Eddie was the second Comanche tribe member to arrive in Vietnam in June 1965 with the Dagger Thrust operation that was part of the newly reformed elite Marine Raiders. In Panama, he completed the Army Special Forces Jungle Warfare School.

Eddie is one of 27 Comanche Veterans to earn the honorary title of Numu Putuski.

Thank you for your service, Eddie!


Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.


Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.

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Published on Dec. 4, 2017

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