Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Alexander Heaton.

Alex served in the Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010 as a 0351 Infantry Assault Marine.

He served three tours in Iraq. He had the responsibility of helping set up and instruct at the first Iraqi School of Infantry following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Alex has earned a BA in History from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Masters in International Development from American University School of International Service.

Thank you for your service, Alex!

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.

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Published on Jan. 9, 2017

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