#VeteranOfTheDay George W. Brown


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran George W. Brown. George served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.

George attended the University of Tennessee, participating in the ROTC program and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Through ROTC, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Rather than accepting a position as a general’s aide in the United States, George volunteered to serve in Vietnam. George was stationed outside Pleiku with the 4th Infantry Division and was later transferred to the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

After leaving Vietnam, George continued his service in the Army Reserves in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Thank you for your service, George!


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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.


Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Kelsey Turner

Kelsey Turner is a sophomore at Brown University studying public policy with a focus in education. She is also a social media intern for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.