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.
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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.