#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Bobby Henline


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Bobby Henline.

Bobby served 13 years in the Army with 82nd Airborne. He completed four tours, three of them in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On April 7, 2007, while on his fourth tour, an IED exploded under his Humvee. Bobby suffered burns covering 40% of his body and had fractured bones in his face.

After his recovery, he pursued a career in comedy. He has been awarded the 2016 Veteran’s Choice Comedy Award for Best Comedian and The American Legion’s Roy P. Benavidez Award for Valor.

He was featured on This Week at VA episode 20.

Bobby is preparing to go on his “Run Like You’re on Fire” cross-country comedy tour later this year.

Thank you for your service, Bobby!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.


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.