Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Richard Rothweiler. Richard served in the 1970s during the Vietnam War and in the 1980s during the Central American Crisis.

Richard’s decorations include three Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Medal.

Richard currently lives in Harrison, Ohio, where he drives a school bus and seeks to complete his bachelor’s degree at Mount St. Joseph’s University. Richard is still very active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization ; he consistently honors Loyalty Day and volunteers to speak to children about Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy. Richard seeks to spread awareness about Veterans in schools and help raise scholarship money for young students. Richard recently facilitated the coordination of an Archery Competition for the Wheelchair Games held annually in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Richard continues to give back to his country long after his time of service in the military.

Thank you for your service, Richard!

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.

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

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Nov. 9, 2017

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  1. Richard R Rothweiler November 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for the posting. It was a surprise and great. ☺

    • Natalie Scholander November 14, 2017 at 4:15 am

      You are very welcome – It was a honor to write about your service in the US Army. Thank you again for all that you do – Natalie Scholander and all of us from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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