Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Gordena Lane. Gordena served during World War II as a Surgical Technician.

Gordena joined the Women’s Army Corps in the spring of 1945 and worked in a handful of hospitals in the United States including Hammond Army Hospital. She says that enlisting in the Army was the best thing she ever did. Later, she was discharged from the 247th Army Air Force Base Unit in 1946.

Gordena met her husband Wally when he was sent to the hospital after he was injured in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war had ended, they lived in Los Angeles and raised three children. She loves traveling, knitting, and most of all sewing clothing for herself and her family. In October 2016, Gordena attended a reunion of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.

Thank you for your service, Gordena!


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. 26, 2017

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