Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran J. David Bailey. David served during World War II from 1942-1945.

David served in Company F, 422nd Infantry and the 106th Infantry Division. In the European theatre, he served in four campaigns: Northern France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. David is decorated with the Combat Infantry Badge, the Order of Saint Maurice, and two Bronze Stars – one for Valor, in addition to several other military citations.

David is involved with various Veteran organizations; he was the national president of the Battle of the Bulge Association, Inc. from 2010-2012 and currently serves as a board member. Over the past few years, David has served on the President of the United States Commission overseeing Veterans Day events held at the White House and Arlington National Cemetery. At 95 years old, David rarely misses board teleconferences, and tirelessly advocates for all Veterans.

Thank you for your service, David!

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 Dec. 25, 2017

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