Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran John J. Perrotta. John served during World War II from 1943 to 1945.

Following his enlistment into the Army, John was deployed to the European and Mediterranean theaters as a combat medic. John took part in missions in North Africa and crossed over into Southern Italy with Allied forces.

John served alongside Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War II. John was in Southern France when German troops surrendered on May 8, 1945.

After his service, John owned a trucking company based out of New York City where he lived with his two children. His legacy lives on through his children and four grandchildren.

John passed away on July 4, 2004. 

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.


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

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Published on Aug. 11, 2018

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