Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jose A. Cuellar. Jose served in World War II.

Before joining the Army in Feb. 1943, Jose was a professional boxer. His tenacity transferred over into this combat duty under the division. During his time in combat, Jose was cut off from his company by German forces. With another soldier, Jose courageously and strategically fired at the enemy lines, preventing them from flanking their company. Jose’ bravery and honor during the war was recognized with Silver Star and Bronze Star.

After serving 11 months in France, Germany, and Austria, Jose left the service. He is now 93 years of age.

Thank you for your service, Jose!


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 Feb. 16, 2017

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  1. Robert Bostic February 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you for your service, Army Veteran Jose A. Cuellar!

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