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Navy Veteran Calvin Leon Graham became the youngest World War II soldier at the age of 12, and the youngest recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran William Morris Hoge, who designed the Army’s first obstacle course and oversaw construction of the Alaska Highway.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Lamar Stone, a Medal of Honor recipient who was a Korean War POW by Chinese forces for 22 months.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Ming Chang, who was the first naturalized Asian American to reach flag rank in the Navy.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Luis R. Visot, who served as the chief of staff for the United States Army Reserve.
#VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran James David Watkins. A Veteran of World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam, Watkins served as a nuclear submariner for much of his career.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Corps and Marine Corps Veteran Morgan Vaux, who served as a radio operator and mechanic during World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Merle Smith. Smith was the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy and the first Black officer to command a U.S. warship in close quarters combat.
During Women’s History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jessica Ellis, who was killed in action in Iraq.
During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran William McDowell, who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
During National Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Harry Brooks Jr., the sixth Black general flag officer in the Army.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Joseph Charles Plumb Jr., who served as a pilot during Vietnam and was captured as a POW.
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Last updated October 1, 2022
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