Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Zachary Bell. He served as a Rifleman in the Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011.

Zach served two deployments to Afghanistan. During his time to Marjah, he was meritoriously promoted to Corporal after taking the responsibilities of squad leader. He later earned the rank of Sergeant.

Zach was personally awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for exemplary performance of duty. He also received Navy & Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation and a Combat Action Ribbon.

After Zach separated from the service, he worked as an outreach specialist helping Veterans connect with useful resources.

He recently earned his MBA at Lipscomb School of Business. He is also started a recruiting firm that matches Veterans to careers.

Thank you for your service, Zach, and for your continued efforts in Veteran advocacy.


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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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Published on May. 14, 2016

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  1. Alessandra Kellermann May 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

    My son’s law father USAF LTC Gary Wayne Ducote died of brain cancer a few years ago . We have no photos of him in service due to his undiagnosed PTSD and struggles while alive . But it would mean so much to my 17 year old if you could please honor him and find some photos please of his service .
    He is still grieving his father every day . Thank you so much .

  2. ALBERT JORDAN May 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    THANKS TO YOU ALL, VETERANS FOR ALL TIMES. WE ARE ONE., WE ARE VETERANS & OUR OATH OF ENLISTMENT HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE…SUPPORTOURTROOPS/with-

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