Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is David Robinson.

David attended the Naval Academy from 1983 to 1987. He received a waiver to attend the academy because he was taller than the allowed height limit.

When David graduated, he became eligible for the 1987 NBA draft and was selected first overall by the San Antonio Spurs. However, before he could play in the NBA, he had to fulfill his obligation to the Navy.

David was commissioned as a civil engineer officer and served at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia.

After faithfully serving in the Navy, he went on to play fourteen years in the NBA and represented the United States in the Olympic games.

Thank you for your service, David!


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 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.

 

Share this story

Published on Jun. 15, 2016

Estimated reading time is 1.1 min.

Views to date: 211

One Comment

  1. Alan Johnson June 16, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for your service David.

Comments are closed.

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.