Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is William “Bill” H. House.

Bill joined the Army in 1943 and discharged in 1945.

He survived Omaha Beach, Battle of the Bulge, and liberated a concentration camp in Bavaria.

Bill married his wife, Margaret, on New Year’s Day 1944. She worked as a riveter on the B-24 Liberator assembly line at For Motor Company.

He is now 94-years-old, living with his daughter in Florida.

Thank you for your service, Bill!


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.

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Published on Aug. 7, 2017

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