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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Gil Hodges. Hodges served in the invasion of Okinawa and worked in intelligence operations during World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Ron “Rondo” Sharfe. Sharfe served as a coxswain during World War II.
How 65 tons of the USS Indiana, a World War 2 battleship, found its home at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran William E. Lentsch, who received a Purple Heart for injuries during the Battle of Savo Island.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Howard Requardt, who served in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Cmdr. Ernest E. Evans captained the USS Johnston which sank during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
First Lieutenant Fiske Hanley served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. During a mission in March 1945, he was shot down and imprisoned in Japan until the end of the war. Here is his story.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Alfred Daniel Barnett, who served as a motor machinist's mate in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Corporal Ed Bearss fought during Operation Cartwheel at New Britain during WWII. He later became a well-known military historian of the Civil War.
Coast Guard Veteran Frank DeVita served in World War II on USS Samuel Chase (AP-24) and was involved in the storming of Omaha Beach and later the Pacific Theater in Japan.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Alexander Nadolny, who served throughout the Pacific theater during World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Leonard Tavern, who worked on torpedo boats throughout the Pacific during World War II.
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Last updated October 3, 2022
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