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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Merryl Tengesdal, whose accomplishments include becoming the first and only black female U-2 Dragon Lady pilot.
Vernice Ferguson was head of VA’s Nursing Service, 60,000 professionals. She was a teacher, leader, and advocate for racial parity.
This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran Harriet Pickens, who was one of the first African American women to become a Navy officer.
A Marine Corps Veteran offers tribute to his grandmother, Sylvia Benton, of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Charles Walter David Jr., a World War II rescuer.
Black History Month: There are more than two million Black Veterans in the United States who have made great sacrifices for our country.
This week’s America250 salute is Air Force Veteran Harry Stewart Jr., a Tuskegee Airman who received a Distinguished Flying Cross.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Marcia Anderson, the Army’s first African American female major general.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Lena King, who served in the 6888th during World War II.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Daniel James III, the first African American to be director of the Air National Guard.
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 Harry Brooks Jr., the sixth Black general flag officer in the Army.
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Last updated October 1, 2022
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