Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Ralph Hagihara.

Ralph served with 3rd Special Forces Group from 1962 to 1965 with one tour in Vietnam.

After separating from the Army, Ralph earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from UCL and joined McDonnell Douglass Astronautic Corporation where he designed and evaluated missile guidance systems for Department of Defense.

Ralph passed away this past Memorial Day.

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? 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. 28, 2018

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  1. John R Patterson June 30, 2018 at 8:57 am

    thanks for this post

  2. Martin Ballard June 29, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Thank you for this post.

  3. Victor Cruz June 29, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Thank You or Your Service

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