Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Ronald Ramos.

Ronald is from Bronx, NY and joined the US Marine Corps at age 17 after witnessing the attacks on September 11 a few years earlier. He served as an Aviation Data Analyst from 2005 to 2013. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan for 2 years.

Ronald has been awarded three Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Currently, Ronald is the Jr. Vice Commander for his VFW in New Richmond/St. Croix County and is a Veteran advocate for #22KILL, bringing awareness to mental health in Veterans. Ronald gives speeches at local colleges about PTSD and the mental health of Veterans. He was the youngest veteran to be the keynote speaker at the New Richmond Middle School Veterans Day program.

Besides his volunteerism in the Veteran community, Ronald works as a Veterinary Assistant in Wisconsin.

Thank you for your service, Ronald!


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 Mar. 15, 2017

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