Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Perry Lee Peoples. Perry served during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967.

Perry was from Dodson, Louisiana and joined the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment as a rifleman.

He was well liked by everyone in his platoon and enjoyed listening to oldies music.

Perry was killed in action in Vietnam, on his birthday, April 26, 1967.

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.

Share this story

Published on May. 26, 2018

Estimated reading time is 0.8 min.

Views to date: 68

One Comment

  1. Conrad M Sylvestre-Lamb May 27, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Good job very good job

Comments are closed.

More Stories

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

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Spiros “Steve” Pisanos, a Greek national who flew for the British Royal Air Force as an American pilot during World War II.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Stephen W. Pless, who served in the Vietnam War and is the only Marine aviator to be awarded a Medal of Honor during the war.