Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Eric Garrison. Eric served from 2007 to 2011 during the Iraq War.

He was selected as an honor graduate in basic training.

Eric served as a joint fire observer with Headquarters, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He participated in the Iraqi Surge and Iraqi Sovereignty campaigns where he assisted in over 100 fire missions in support of soldiers in the Baghdad area.

For his service, Eric received many awards including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal with two stars.

Thank you for your service, Eric!


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 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.


Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.

Share this story

Published on Apr. 8, 2018

Estimated reading time is 1.1 min.

Views to date: 66

One Comment

  1. Cruz Garcia April 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Great that you honor my fellow Brothers and Sister for their service, I wonder when you screw them over like you are doing to me. The lies in a hearing, the untold truths! The doing of paperwork over and over.

Comments are closed.

More Stories

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps and Army Veteran Dominic J. Hall, who served in Japan and in Afghanistan.

  • John Thurman served in the Marine Corps during World War II, fought on Iwo Jima and saw the famous flag raising on Mount Suribachi.

  • Edward Carter Jr. was one of the few African Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.