Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Christian Pina.

Christian served for nine years in the Coast Guard, working his way to Boatswain’s Mate Second Class. He was in charge of small boat crews and was responsible as Officer of the Deck.

He was stationed on the USCGC Hammerhead in Woods Hole, MA, USCGC Pendant in Boston, and at Station Castle Hill in Newport, RI.

During his service, Christian completed more than 250 search and rescue missions.

Thank you for your service, Christian!

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.

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Published on Jun. 19, 2018

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