Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran William Mimiaga. William served in the Vietnam War and in the Gulf War.

William was born in 1946. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18, and was sent out to serve in the Vietnam war. He later served in the Gulf War. William served for a total of 31 years in the Marine Corps before retiring. At the time of his retirement, William was very decorated and had attained the rank of Major.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, William dedicated his life to teaching Special Education. He was recognized by the California’s Teacher of the Year Award for outstanding teaching for three years. 

Thank you for your service, William!

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 By Damin Jung: Damin Jung is a student studying Web Design. She has a BS in International Relations and Politics.

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Published on Sep. 5, 2018

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