Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran William “Bill” Daniels. Bill served in the Army near the end of World War II.

Bill was born in New York in March 1927. He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and was stationed in Italy. There he served as a disc jockey for the American Forces Network, an Armed Forces Radio Station.

Upon leaving the Army, he used the GI Bill to attend Northwestern University where he studied drama, which paved the way for his future career in TV. Bill started his career on Broadway in the couple of years leading up to his service in the military. After graduating from Northwestern, Bill success on both the big screen and television. Some of his well-known roles include Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere, KITT on Knight Rider and Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World which was later reprised in the spin off Girl Meets World.

Thank you for your service, Bill!


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 newmedia@va.gov 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 Nikki Lumbre: Nikki is an undergraduate junior at The Catholic University of America studying Anthropology and Asian Studies.

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Published on Dec. 18, 2018

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