Brandon Friedman


Recently left the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Author of The War I Always Wanted; Truman National Security Fellow. Opinions are my own.

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Relic hunting yesterday, also found this "Fletcher's Castoria" bottle. Produced & heavily marketed from 1870s-1920s.

Went Civil War metal detecting again today. Found a Confederate button and this knife (probably from a mess kit).

Not at #DNC2012, but I still have my "Ask me how many houses I own" button from Denver.

Went Civil War relic hunting today in NoVA. Found six .69 caliber Confederate smoothbore musket balls & a saddle buckle

. with President Obama speaking in the background.

Here's getting in line to pick up her certificate of naturalization. So proud!

Paperwork handled. Oath taken. Lee Greenwood listened to. Done deal.

Delaware AG Beau Biden answering a question at today's press conference on deceptive GI Bill marketing to veterans.

VA Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould speaking about trademarking the GI Bill at today's press conference.

The GI Bill press conference has kicked off.

Getting set up for today's GI Bill announcement with , , , and others.

Who wants some plums? These are from the tree in our back yard.

Friedman bathroom remodeling yields archaeological find under bathtub: Coke Classic bottle w/"Original Formula" stamp.

At prepping to launch FB's new tool for troops & vets in crisis. W/

One more WWII veteran, my great uncle Sherm Goodfriend, passed away yesterday. Distinguished Flying Cross for service as a B-24 bombardier in Europe.

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I've never used an iPad, but this article in magazine abt our work at is kind of neat anyway.

Like most trendy, urban professionals, the Friedmans enjoy the "exposed" look in their home.

Plumber fixing the broken pipe where our ceiling collapsed.

Photo of surveying the damage this morning. Plumber is en route. #neverdull

Managed to snap a photo of Discovery flying over the White House and the Washington Monument.

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