Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Carl Hauprich.

Carl served with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines as an Infantry Rifleman during Operation Desert Storm. For his service, he was awarded the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.

After leaving the military, Carl earned a degree in professional aeronautics and a pilot’s license. He has used his skills and joy for flying to help other Veterans through his involvement with Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization that coordinates private flights for disabled Veterans. His volunteer work has given him deep satisfaction each time he completes a flight.

Carl and the men in his original unit have maintained close ties throughout the years and frequently have reunions.

Thank you for your service, Carl!


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 May. 27, 2017

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