#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran John Dicks


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is World War II Veteran John Dicks.

John enlisted in the Army during WWII and spent his time at Fort Bragg. There, he worked as a truck driver and also assisted at the Army hospital.

After he left the service, he worked for 30 years as a laborer and pipe fitter.

John is now 91-years-old and stays active by training for the VA National Veterans Golden Age Games and the Maryland Senior Olympics. At the recent Golden Age Games held in Biloxi, MS, John won gold in Horseshoes, Shuffleboard, and Bowling. His bowling score was 241.

When John is not engaging in sports, he is volunteering at the Loch Raven VA Community Living Center in Baltimore.

Thank you for your service, John!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

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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.


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.