Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is William Schranz.

William served in the Navy from 2003 to 2007 as an Aviation Boatswains Mate.

His duty stations included USS Mahan DDG72 and USS Harry S. Truman CVN75. He deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on the USS Mahan working with NATO forces.

He currently works as the Veteran Outreach Program Coordinator for Urban Warriors at YMCA of Metro Chicago, where he recruits Veterans for the program and empowers Veterans in fulfilling their mentorship responsibilities.

Thank you for your service, William!


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. 5, 2017

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