Army Veteran David Napoliello is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is United States Army Veteran David Anthony Napoliello, who served from 1968 to 1996, including in Vietnam.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David Anthony Napoliello, who served from 1968 to 1996.

United States Army Veteran David Anthony Napoliello served in the Army from 1968 to 1996, including a tour to Vietnam. Over the years he participated in 15 operations and 3 campaigns. In addition to Vietnam, he served in Germany, Syria, Israel, and Egypt.

Napoliello was a forward observer, assistant executive officer, battalion aerial observer, and aerial observer. He received a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War college, and retired at the rank of Colonel with 23 service awards. After retiring, he taught at Creighton University as an assistant Professor of Military Science and Cadet Admissions Officer.

Thank you for your service, David!

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.

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


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Editor: Ashley Levi

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Published on Jun. 23, 2019

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  1. Amapiano music June 25, 2019 at 11:05 am

    wow congrats to those gallant soldiers who are out there risking there lives out there

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