Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Taylor Winston. Taylor served from 2006-2011 during the Iraq War.

Taylor Winston joined the Marine Corps in 2006 at the age of 17 and was deployed twice. During his first deployment, Taylor served as a mentor to Iraqi Police in Iraq. During his second deployment, Taylor was assigned to the USS Boxer where he worked on helicopters that would eventually play a part in the mission to save Captain Phillips. In 2011, he was honorably discharged.

During the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017, Taylor sprang into action and used a truck to transport victims of the shooting to a nearby hospital. Taylor made several trips, crediting his military training for his ability to react quickly. Overall, he succeeded in transporting more than two dozen injured personnel to the hospital.

Thank you for your service, Taylor!

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 By Whitney Moore: Whitney is an undergraduate senior at Southern New Hampshire University studying Social Media Marketing.

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Published on Oct. 1, 2018

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  1. Robert Bostic October 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    hank you for your service, Taylor!

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