Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Carl Churchill.

Carl joined the Army at 17-years-old and retired after 21 years as a Military Intelligence Officer. He held positions ranging from squad leader to Long Range Surveillance Company Commander.

He is a combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient who served with many units including Special Operations Command Europe, 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Division, and 9th Infantry Division.  During his career he deployed numerous times to the Middle East, Central America, the Balkans, and Asia.

Carl and his wife, Lori, founded Alpha Coffee on September 11, 2010. They just opened their first coffee shop at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. The company’s mission includes their Coffee for Troops program, which, to date, has shipped more than 11,000 bags of coffee to deployed troops.

Thank you for your service, Carl!


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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 newmedia@va.gov 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.

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Published on Dec. 29, 2017

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  1. chuck and donna templeton December 30, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I truly enjoy this email that comes daily and would be glad to take a survey Chuck

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