Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran William C. Tarcypokeadooah. William served from 1918 to 1919 during World War I.

William was stationed in Brest, France, with the 22nd Engineers, First Army. He participated in the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of the Lys and the Meuse-Argonne offensive. After the Armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, William remained in France to repair the destruction of the railroad system.

William received the World War I Victory Medal with three battle clasps and the World War I Occupation Medal for his service. William was a member of the Comanche Nation. After his service, he farmed and raised cattle. William passed away on March 26, 1967 at the age of 78.

We honor 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 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 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 Dec. 16, 2017

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  1. Daniel Hong December 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Thank u for ur sacrifice, Korean War veterans!

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