Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Matthew Norris.

After the death of his good friend, Lance Cpl. Andrew Quasnitschka, Matthew was inspired to also serve in the Marine Corps. He served as an infantry squad leader from 2009-2013. During that time he was deployed to Sangin Valley, Afghanistan. He also spent time in Okinawa, Japan, for jungle and cold weather training.

For his service, Matthew was presented with various awards including, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Afghanistan Campaign and Good Conduct Medal.

Matthew is currently a student at the University of Southern Maine and a reservist in Alpha Company 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. In his free time, he volunteers at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, where he enjoys playing bingo and solving puzzles with fellow Veterans.

Thank you for your service, Matthew!

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 Jun. 9, 2017

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