#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Pat Sajak


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Pat Sajak.

Pat served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He was originally trained as a clerk typist, was sent to Vietnam as a finance clerk, and finally was transferred to Saigon to be a disc jockey.

Pat shouted the memorable signature morning sign-on nearly every weekday from the studios of the American Forces Vietnam Network between October 1968 and December 1969.

He is now best known as the host of American television game show Wheel of Fortune.

Thank you for your service, Pat!

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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.