Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army National Guard Veteran Louis Alcuri Jr. Louis served from 1972-1978.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Louis joined the New York State National Guard to pursue an interest in dentistry. Louis received dental training from the National Guard and would be stationed with the 824th Dental Detachment of the 244th Medical Group, reaching the rank of staff sergeant. During his service, Louis provided dental care and examinations for his fellow soldiers.

After serving 6 years as a dentist with the New York Army National Guard, Louis would continue his education in dentistry and pursue a career as a civilian dentist.

More of his story can be found at:

Thank you for your service, Louis!

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

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Published on Oct. 25, 2018

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  1. Robert Bostic October 25, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Thank you for your service, Louis!

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