Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David Markey. David served during from 2011 to 2014.

David began his service on January 5, 2011 and served as a team leader for Alpha Company, 1-24 Infantry Battalion, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan for 11 months from 2011 to 2012 as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. David was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, two Army Achievement Medals with a bronze oak leaf cluste), an Army Commendation Medal, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, an Army Service Ribbon, and a National Defense Service Medal.

David left the service in 2014 and currently lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He works as an IT systems administrator for Avatar Computing. David loves music is a talented drummer who played in a band called The Durrty Durrty before joining the military.

Thank you for your service, David!


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.


Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.

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Published on Jul. 9, 2018

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  1. Dennis L Dunn July 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Veterans; do you know what they are? Heroes After The Fact…….they are the ones that still are at it. Watching over you. Did you know? Well if you read this and still love America Like Us. ThankYou For Your Help!!! God Bless America, He Already Does You Know!!! bye

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