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Tammy Smith struggled to hide her sexuality while serving in the Army. She became the highest-ranking openly gay officer after DADT was repealed in 2011.
SSG Alexander W. Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26 from injuries sustained from indirect enemy fire in Somalia.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jeremiah Thomas Wittman, a mortarman who served in Afghanistan. His sacrifice is honored by Carry the Load’s Memorial May events.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran John Marshall Runkle Jr., an infantryman whose sacrifice in Afghanistan is honored today by Carry the Load’s Memorial May relay.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Mykel F. Miller, who died from injuries received in Operation Enduring Freedom. We honor his service with the Carry the Load event.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Thomas Ferrell Allison, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom with the Night Stalkers. His sacrifice is honored by the Carry the Load.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Kimberly M. Mitchell, who served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from 1996 to 2012.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Ashley Dent, who served as an aviation resource manager from 2010 to 2019.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Kemberlee Ann Scott, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michael Siegel, who served in Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Joshua G. Will, who served in Afghanistan for 16 months during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On his birthday, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Murat Akaydin, who served for three years on active duty and two years in the National Guard.
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Last updated September 28, 2022
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