Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Melvin Lazarcheff. Melvin served during World War II. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. 

Melvin served with the Army Air Corps, the precursor to the Air Force, and flew 33 missions from England over Germany with the 486th Bombardment Group between 1943 and 1944. He served as a tailgunner on a heavy bomber during the group’s missions over Berlin, the Fulda Gap, and many other locations in Germany.

Born in 1922, Melvin is in his 90s and lives in California with his son and family.

Thank you for your service, Melvin!

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.

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. 22, 2018

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