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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charles Young, who was the first African American Army soldier to reach the rank of colonel.
This week’s America250 salute is Coast Guard Veteran Vincent Patton III, who was the first African American Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.
During National Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Ruben Rivers, who received a Medal of Honor for actions in WWII.
During National African American History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran William VanHooks Jr., who served 22 years.
VA’s African American Chief Medical Office addresses communities of color on the unequal effect of the virus on our family and neighborhoods. “I ask you to trust those of us who are here serving you.”
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Hildreth Walker Jr., who loved science and contributed to the development of notable technological innovations.
VA commemorates African American History Month. Col. Joseph Henry Ward, M.D., was VA’s first African American hospital director. He was director of the Veterans Bureau's hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama.
For African American History month, we look at the history of their fight for America's freedom. The VA presents a video tribute to their legacy.
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Last updated October 3, 2022
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