Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Chuck Choney. Chuck served during the Vietnam War.

Chuck was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program at Oklahoma State University in March 1969. He served in Vietnam until September 1975. Chuck then earned the rank of Captain.

While in Vietnam, Chuck was as a Platoon Leader and Interim Company Commander with Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

Along with being awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Chuck also earned honorary title of Numu Pukutsi.

Thank you for your service, Chuck!

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 Feb. 19, 2018

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