Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charles E. Farrell. Charles served during the Korean War and attained the rank of captain.

Following his military service, Charles worked for the Sussex County Housing Authority in Delaware and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, becoming a grand master for Delaware from 1993 to 1994 and a past master of Endeavor Lodge 17 in Milton. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite and the Delaware Colonials, all freemasonry organizations.

Charles served on the Commission of Veteran Affairs after his service and became president of the Purple Heart Association. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Charles passed away on Sept. 11, 2011 at the age of 79. He is survived by his five children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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.

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Published on Aug. 4, 2018

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