Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Orvil Mann. Orvil served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.

Orvil served with the Charlie Company, 72nd Tank Battalion. On May 18, 1951, he was wounded in action. His rank at the end of the war was E8, master sergeant. For his service, Orvil received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

After his time in the Army, he ran a business in Mooresville, Missouri, until his death in March 2017.

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Damin Jung: Damin Jung is a student studying Web Design. She has a BS in International Relations and Politics.

Share this story

Published on Oct. 30, 2017

Estimated reading time is 1 min.

Views to date: 77

More Stories

  • Army Veteran Hank Welzel served in the Korean War, but his military experience began in the German Army during World War II.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Ronald L. Green, who was the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.

  • Navy Veteran Calvin Leon Graham became the youngest World War II soldier at the age of 12, and the youngest recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.