Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is L. C. Netherly.

Netherly enlisted in the Army in 1941.

In June of that year, after completing a night march; the soldiers of his company were swimming at the Baker Hollow Maneuver and Camping Site. A fellow soldier fell into a pond and struggled. Private Netherly went to his aid and pulled him to safety.

Unfortunately, soon after the rescue, Netherly slipped back into the water, possibly unseen, and was found dead about ten minutes later.

The following year, the War Department announced that the Soldier’s Medal would be awarded posthumously to Netherly for heroism.

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.


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Published on Jul. 13, 2017

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  1. KariJo Pearson July 21, 2017 at 11:51 am


  2. KariJo Pearson July 21, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Just came across this Veteran of the day site. Wonderful!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

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