Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Gloria Garcia.

Gloria joined the Marine Corps in 1991. She served as a motor transport operator driving 5-ton vehicles in Camp Johnson, North Carolina.

During her service she was awarded the National Defense and Rifle Marksman Medals.

After leaving the service she studied at International School of Ministry and God’s Living Words Ministries, where she received her credentials as Pastor and Doctorate of Divinity.

She has since worked as Safety Technician for 10 years with Conoco Phillips, and currently devotes her life to Light For Every Nation Ministry and has conducted missionary work in the United States, and Central and South America.

Gloria is active in many volunteer organizations, including the VFW and Women Veterans of the Coastal Bend.

Thank you for your service, Gloria.


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 Aug. 1, 2016

Estimated reading time is 1.1 min.

Views to date: 126

More Stories

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran John Williams, who served in the Air Force Band and is today a well-known composer of multiple music pieces.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran Charles Bronson, who served as a B-29 aerial gunner during World War II and later became a Hollywood action star.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Willis Lee Benton, a prisoner of war who survived the Bataan Death March.