#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Bill McAfee


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Bill McAfee.

After graduating from the University of Montana in 1970, Bill joined the Navy and received his commission in 1973.

During sea service assignments, his duties included Navigator and Damage Control Assistant (USS Elmer Montgomery), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer (USS America), Executive Officer (USS Hoist), and Commanding Officer (USS Opportune).

His awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Bill retired in 1993.

He now spends his time doing mission work in the Philippines and Nicaragua.

Thank you for your service, Bill!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. 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.