Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Colin Wayne Erwin.

Colin served in the Army for six years as Military Police, spending most of his time with 203rd Military Police Battalion.

He served in support of Operation Brightstar in 2009. He was also deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009 to 2010.

Colin was awarded the Defense of Freedom Medal for an injury he sustained in Afghanistan while working as a Department of Defense contractor.

He now inspires others through fitness modeling and he is also an entrepreneur acting as the CEO of two companies.

Thank you for your service, Colin!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service..

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to 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.

Share this story

Published on Jun. 9, 2016

Estimated reading time is 1 min.

Views to date: 113

More Stories

  • Alan Shepard served in the Navy aboard a destroyer and as a test pilot. He was a member of the NASA Mercury Seven and became the first American to travel into space.

  • Army Veteran Charles W. Whittlesey is a Medal of Honor Recipient and is today’s Veteran of the Day.

  • Army Veteran Hank Welzel served in the Korean War, but his military experience began in the German Army during World War II.