Veteran of the Day graphic created by Alexandra Craig for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Barron Von Reichelt. Barron served during the War on Terror.
After graduating from high school, Barron enlisted with the United States Army on Jan. 12, 2015. He received basic and advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a cannon crew member. After completing his training, Barron was assigned to B Battery of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
On Jan. 7, 2017, while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Barron was killed following a car accident. He was laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Throughout his service, Barron reached the rank of specialist. In addition, Barron earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. He is remembered as an eager and dedicated soldier who was always willing to help others.
We honor his service.
Memorial Day Awareness
This month, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration is partnering with Carry the Load, a nonprofit organization that connects Americans to the sacrifices made daily by the U.S. military, Veterans, first responders and their families to commemorate the “Memorial May” awareness campaign. The VA will share the stories of service members and Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in “Veteran of the Day” posts leading up to Memorial Day 2019.
Editor: Geoffrey Townsley
Fact checker: Jordan Gossett
Graphic design: Alexandra Craig