Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michael Castillo. Michael served in Desert Storm, and the Iraq and Afghanistan war.

Michael enlisted in the Army during the late 1980s an infantryman. After a break in service, he returned as a motor transport operator. Among many awards, Michael received the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Bronze Star.

After over 20 years of service, Michael left the service. He currently works as a county sheriff in Texas. In his spare time, he also performs pro wrestling on the independent circuit.

Thank you for your service, Michael!

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 Mar. 7, 2017

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