#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Leonard L. Crawford


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy World War II Veteran Leonard L. Crawford.

Leonard served as a radio operator aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Midway, in 1945. He was first stationed at Norfolk, Virginia. During his time in the Navy, he also served in Trinidad, Iceland and the North Sea.

In 2007, Leonard made a special trip to visit the USS Midway, which is now part of the USS Midway Museum located in San Diego.

Leonard currently resides in Broadalbin, New York and will soon celebrate his 90th birthday.

Thank you for your service, Leonard!

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.

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Lyly Luhachack is a graduate student at New York University School of Medicine, with a focus in biochemistry. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.