#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Cecil H. Martin


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Cecil H. Martin. Cecil served during the Korean War.

Cecil came from a hard-working family from Arkansas. When he was young, his whole family moved to California to work as farm hands in the fields. By 1951, Cecil was working a union job and making a good living for himself. When the union went on strike, Cecil was forced to join the Army and fight in the Korean War.

During his time in the war, he helped save a platoon whose radio broke down and survived a lethal attack that left very few survivors. After the war, he returned back to the U.S. and started a family. He currently resides in Roseburg, Oregon.

Thank you for your service, Cecil!

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.

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.


  1. Dennis Wilson    

    There are so many Vets Why can’t there be a #Veteran Of The Day from each VA Hospital.

    1. Gary Hicks    

      All they have to do is submit the information and pictures.

  2. Lusiana    

    Never forget the struggle veterans


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