Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Narvell Wesley Turner II. Narvell served in the US Army for 20 years.

Narvell enlisted at 21 years old and followed in his family’s footsteps as a third-generation soldier. After completing basic training, he joined the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division and was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1979 to 1988. Narvell served as a brigade drug and alcohol counselor to serve the needs of his fellow soldiers and their families. Soon after, he and his family were stationed near Aschaffenburg, Germany. Narvell initiated the Battalion’s first combat lifesavers course and successfully graduated over 2,000 soldiers in a one year period. In 1990, he was deployed to Operation Desert Storm as a mechanized infantry medic. He was then reassigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While serving at Fort Jackson Narvell deployed to Egypt where he worked as a combat medic. Upon returning to the United States, Narvell served as an instructor and advisor until his retirement in 1999.

For his service, Narvell received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Multinational Force and Observers Medal, the Expert Marksmanship Badge and the Combat Medic Badge.

Thank you for your service, Narvell!

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 Jan. 8, 2018

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