Tegan Griffith


Sergeant Tegan Griffith, from the rural town of Wittenberg, Wisconsin, joined the Marine Corps at 21 in search of economic and educational opportunity, and a meaningful, patriotic life. Her service offered Griffith a valuable new perspective on what values are worth defending – those embedded in her vision of the American creed. After serving in Iraq, she returned to Wisconsin’s capital, where she works tirelessly to help fellow vets build a support network to advocate for themselves and others. As a resident of Madison, she regularly encounters loud and passionate protesters, understanding that defending their right to free speech is “part of the fabric of my uniform.” Now a leader of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Griffith continues to fight for freedom and community.

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