#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Harry Porch


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Harry Porch.

Harry joined the Navy in 1946.

He was assigned to USS Randolph and toured the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. He visited countries such as Rome, Scotland, Trinidad, and England, where he met his future wife.

He was later placed into Air Group CVEG-3E and assigned as plane captain to the Squadron Commander’s aircraft. He remained with the Air Group until his discharge in July 1948.

Thank you for your service, Harry.

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.