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March 4, 2019
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Brad Pesek. Brad served for 20 years and made multiple deployments during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Brad enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in June 1998. He attended boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California and infantry training at Camp Pendleton, California.After completing his training, Brad was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. There, Brad was deployed twice to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.Following his time at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Brad was assigned to the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California. There, he served as a Marine combat instructor and reached the rank of sergeant.After his time serving as an instructor at Camp Pendleton, Brad was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, where he served as a squad leader, machine gun section leader, mortar section leader, and platoon sergeant. During his time with 3/5, Brad was deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in January 2006 and once in September 2007.Following his time with 3/5, Brad returned to the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton for a second tour as a Marine Combat Instructor. There, Brad was assigned to the Infantry Squad Leader Course, where he served as a squad instructor, assistant chief instructor, and later chief instructor. By December 2010, Brad had earned the rank of gunnery sergeant.Upon completing his tour as a Marine combat instructor, Brad was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. There, he served as a weapons platoon sergeant and company gunnery sergeant. During this time, Brad deployed twice in support of the Unit Deployment Program, serving in Darwin, Australia in 2012 for the first Marine Rotational Force-Darwin and in Okinawa, Japan in 2013.Following his time with 2/3, Brad began working as the assistant training chief for the 1st Marines, G-3 Training Section at Camp Pendleton, California. In January 2015, Brad was promoted to first sergeant and assigned as company first sergeant of the 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion.Brad retired from the Marine Corps in February 2019 after 20 years of service. Throughout his long service, Brad earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Meritorious Service Medal.Thank you for your service, Brad!

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University of Houston

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RT @FrontierFiesta: 📸LIVE right now at #FrontierFiesta! https://t.co/PwwxUeSu3V

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Veterans Affairs

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Brad Pesek. Brad served for 20 years and made multiple #OIF deployments https://t.co/JDJk73aIjb

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University of Houston

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RT @MarchMadnessTV: Houston is on a mission to make the city proud.Kelvin Sampson has fostered a family atmosphere all around @UHCougarMB…

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BCMHouston

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See how Melanie McNeal stays fit in this week's healthy habits post. https://t.co/YDURUq6Ii5 #healthy #habits

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Baylor College of Medicine

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For decades, the link between education and healthcare has been the driving concept behind development of programs to improve community health at Baylor College of Medicine. Learn more about our initiatives: https://bit.ly/2t4NynV #education #community

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Veterans Affairs

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SECCA Presents Staged Reading of WWII Pacific Engagement Veterans’ Stories https://t.co/rFBKFyDPpc via @yesweekly

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Happy Birthday, Frank!

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Texas Children's

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Families with children of all abilities are invited to the annual Texas Children’s West Campus Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 6. Register your family at https://t.co/kj6xpuWTSJ

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

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“People who carry hereditary mutations do not necessarily get cancer, but their risk of developing the disease at some point during their lifetime is higher than average,” says our @KarenLuMD.How we help those with genetic risk of #cancer: https://t.co/W6Rf3WPl9r #endcancer

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

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"I was really worried about the recovery," recalls Bridgette Fleming, who underwent laparoscopic colon resection in late March 2018 to treat her colon cancer. "But I was surprised that even after a major abdominal surgery, I only had to use the pain pump twice a day for a few days."Here's how our Enhanced Recovery Program is helping patients like Bridgette rebound faster after surgery. #endcancer

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Congratulations on another great event, @CathyEngMD, and thanks for all you do to help us #endcancer. https://t.co/tzg8ukTJuL

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

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RT @wendyegriffith: #AYACancer Scholarship Program is open for @MDAndersonNews & @KidsAndCancer patients aged 16-29 seeking post-high schoo…

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Rice University

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A candlelight vigil was held March 20 commemorating the 50 lives lost in the New Zealand mosque attacks.On March 27, Rice will host an Islamophobia teach-in all day in solidarity with the Muslim community: https://t.co/ugA11IDcGz https://t.co/8siFEZshmc

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Veterans Affairs

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Inside Oneida County's fight to end Veteran homelessness https://t.co/0QosaHZPhl via @uticaOD

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