Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Norris “Tee” Taylor. Norris served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 2014.

Norris deployed 16 times and participated in, among others, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Gulf War. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Award and multiple campaign and unit awards.

Norris was selected as Sailor of the Year for three different commands during his career. He also earned his bachelor and master’s degrees while on active duty.

Currently, Norris is retired from the military and living in California. He remembers one of his most unique moments in service as executing a medical evacuation off an attack submarine in the Indian Ocean.

Thank you for your service, Norris!

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.

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 Feb. 10, 2017

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