Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Frank Cucci. Frank served from 1983 to 1994 and spent several years with the Navy SEALs.

Frank served with SEAL Team 2 and DEVGRU, more commonly known as SEAL Team 6. His duties included special operations and he spent much of his free time learning about close-quarters battle tactics. After his honorable discharge in 1994, Frank starred in a series of martial arts videos teaching SEAL hand-to-hand combat training and weapon techniques.

Frank currently owns a martial arts school in Virginia Beach. Many of his students are fellow Veterans.

Thank you for your service, Frank!

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.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic created by Dominique Ramirez: Dominique is a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team. He manages multiple pages across the domain, including the VAntage Point blog. He also creates graphics for VA’s social media channels.

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Published on Aug. 2, 2018

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