Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Cory Coumbes.

Cory joined the Marine Corps in 2009 as an 0311 Infantryman.

He served four deployments during his career. He deployed twice to Cuba, once to Bahrain with an embassy reinforcement mission in Yemen, and once to Afghanistan in the Helmand Province.

Among his awards is the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for joint security operations in Guantanamo Bay.

Cory died in a car accident on April 12, 2014 while he was on active duty.

We honor his service.

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.

Share this story

Published on May. 28, 2017

Estimated reading time is 0.9 min.

Views to date: 73

More Stories

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Spiros “Steve” Pisanos, a Greek national who flew for the British Royal Air Force as an American pilot during World War II.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Stephen W. Pless, who served in the Vietnam War and is the only Marine aviator to be awarded a Medal of Honor during the war.

  • Alan Shepard served in the Navy aboard a destroyer and as a test pilot. He was a member of the NASA Mercury Seven and became the first American to travel into space.