Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran David Casperson. David served in the Iraq War.

David served for 10 years on Active Duty. He served as a part of SOCCENT at Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar.

Upon returning home David decided to follow his American Dream. He is now the owner of SpecHops Brewing Co. Opened in 2010, this brewery aims to capture the stories of all of the public servants that it comes in contact with such as teachers, police officers, firefighters, and of course, Military Veterans. He also runs his own intelligence unit supporting the fight against terrorism.

Thank you for your service, David!

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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

Video by Dakota Lum: Dakota is an undergraduate senior at Northern Arizona University studying Creative Media and Film, and Journalism.

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Published on Oct. 24, 2017

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  1. claudio alpaca October 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

    A life lived serving, either on military service than at rest, a life spent for America and democracy, for people and his rights, his protection by terrorism on all his forms. A service that make visible the character of a warrior, of a Marines, who is ever on service also when at rest and ever operating for peace and freedom by any dictature’s type. The manner choiced by David is of high interest and make possible reach more, making them aware of our necessity to figth terrorism on all his forms, avoiding it may become a chrystalized situation, a manner choiced for make visible how our mind, when open, may act and what the extent of her action, what the manner to combat any dictature situation or liberty limitation. We are born for combat ever, for ever act on the aim to avoid thoughts’s slavery and any type of oppression, we are born for defend and serve and David is making visible such our nature, such our disposition that call us to act wherever we realise a deprivation or limitation of freedom menace our democracy and our rights.

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