#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran David Armstrong


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David Armstrong. David served during the Iraq War.

David joined the Army in 2001. He was in basic training during the September 11 attack. He deployed in 2004 and was stationed outside of Baghdad. Once he returned from Iraq, David reenlisted and redeployed to Iraq in 2006. On his second deployment, he was stationed on FOB Endurance in Qayyarah Airfield West.

David was honorably discharged in 2008.

David lives in a suburb of Denver with his wife and three sons. He is currently attending school for radio and television broadcasting.

Thank you for your service, David.

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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.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.