Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Arnold Lee Bishop. Arnold served during the Vietnam War.

Arnold joined the military in 1960 and served for 30 years. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. Throughout his years in the Army, Arnold held many positions. The duty he cherished the most, though quite sobering, was escorting the bodies of those killed in action in Vietnam back home. He would present the flag at the end of the memorial service to a loved one of the soldier. For his service, Arnold received many awards and commendations including a Bronze Star.

Arnold passed away due to lung cancer in 1997.

We honor your service, Arnold.

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 Joanna Specht: Joanna Specht is a student at Black Hawk College with a Major in Visual Communication. 

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Published on Nov. 23, 2017

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