Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Frank Ibanez Aceves.

Enlisting in the Navy in 1966, Frank made it his goal to become an electrician and move up the ranks as quickly as possible.

Following a stint working on a tugboat in the Midway Island harbor, he was assigned to serve with the Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam. Stationed at Dong Tam, he was responsible for the upkeep of boats that would patrol the Mekong Delta rivers and canals.

Despite having to contend with mortar attacks and a constant lack of adequate sleep, his time in the service was a rewarding experience. The Navy taught him how to be more disciplined, goal-oriented and prompt; skills that paved the way for his future career as an electrician.

Thank you for your service, Frank!


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.


Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Published on Jul. 8, 2017

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  1. Bobby Jones July 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Awesome job you guys are doing recognizing our veterans.

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