#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Daniel Weiss


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Daniel Alexander Weiss.

Daniel served in the Army as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Attack Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

He deployed three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His service began as a Rifleman and SAW Gunner with the 173rd Airborne in Afghanistan in 2005. Between deployments, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Subsequently, he received his commission as an Infantry Officer, serving as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Afghanistan with the 1-17 Infantry, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat team.

Along with his deployments, he spent time at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Sometime during the night of March 4, 2012, Daniel took his own life.

We honor Daniel’s 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.


  1. Andy Weiss    

    Thank you Timothy. You honor our family in remembering Danny. While RLTW, so do you. Keep up the good fight. This mission of breaking stigma and creating an environment where physical/mental well being are treated equally is the battle for the lives of our greatest heroes. Thank you for being in the battle like few others. With love and respect. Andy Weiss.

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