Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Pat McClurkin.

After enlisting in the Army, Pat was commissioned as an officer in the Medical Corps. During her enlistment, Pat served at Walter Reed Medical Center and provided physical therapy for wounded veterans, along with several VIPs. One of her most notable patients was former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.

After serving her four year enlistment, Pat was discharged at the rank of captain and received a commendation from Major General Enrique Mendez, Commander at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, for her dedication to duty, her exceptional performance and her exemplary service.

Thank you for your service, Pat!

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? 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 Cynthia Tong: Cynthia is a senior at New York University studying Public Policy.

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Published on Nov. 20, 2018

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