Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Cecil H. Martin. Cecil served during the Korean War.

Cecil came from a hard-working family from Arkansas. When he was young, his whole family moved to California to work as farm hands in the fields. By 1951, Cecil was working a union job and making a good living for himself. When the union went on strike, Cecil was forced to join the Army and fight in the Korean War.

During his time in the war, he helped save a platoon whose radio broke down and survived a lethal attack that left very few survivors. After the war, he returned back to the U.S. and started a family. He currently resides in Roseburg, Oregon.

Thank you for your service, Cecil!

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. 14, 2017

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  1. Dennis Wilson February 16, 2017 at 5:05 am

    There are so many Vets Why can’t there be a #Veteran Of The Day from each VA Hospital.

    • Gary Hicks February 16, 2017 at 6:58 am

      All they have to do is submit the information and pictures.

  2. Lusiana February 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Never forget the struggle veterans


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