Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Robert Chapa.

Collage by Robert ChapaRobert was drafted in 1969 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After basic training at Marine Corps Recuit Depot in San Diego, Robert joined India Company of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division and was sent to Vietnam.

Robert served for a year and left the Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal. His time in Vietnam inspired him to create this collage of his experience.

Robert shared his story of service with the Veterans History Project, which collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from them and better understand the realities of war.

Thank you for your service, Robert.

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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.

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Published on Jun. 10, 2016

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  1. Brian P. Wick June 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hello everyone! My name is Brian Wick. I would like to let all of our military veterans out there that I really like the veteran of the day thing on the VA website.I have many military veterans among my family and friends that I went to high school with.I really appreciate everything that you guys do.I am processing in at the VA clinic here in Omaha to become one of the many volunteers to serve .
    Brian Wick

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