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.


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.

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Published on Mar. 2, 2019

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