#VeteranOfTheDay Charles C. Del Prete


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army World War II Veteran Charles C. Del Prete.

Charles served as a truck driver with the 44th Infantry Division, 41st Replacement Battalion, 5th Army Corps. During World War II, he was shipped to England in preparation for the Normandy Invasion. Charles and his unit were part of the third wave to land on Omaha Beach.

For his service, Charles received numerous awards and honors including the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Silver Star Attachment for five campaigns.

Charles passed away in 2012. His ashes are located at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

We honor his service.


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.