Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Roy Hawthorne, Sr.

Roy enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was 17.

He served as a Navajo Code Talker with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

Roy died Saturday. He was 92.

We honor his service.


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.

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Published on Apr. 27, 2018

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