Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David Armstrong. David served during the Iraq War.

David joined the Army in 2001. He was in basic training during the September 11 attack. He deployed in 2004 and was stationed outside of Baghdad. Once he returned from Iraq, David reenlisted and redeployed to Iraq in 2006. On his second deployment, he was stationed on FOB Endurance in Qayyarah Airfield West.

David was honorably discharged in 2008.

David lives in a suburb of Denver with his wife and three sons. He is currently attending school for radio and television broadcasting.

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.


Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Dec. 14, 2016

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