#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Kathy Heidecker Gillespie


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Kathy Heidecker Gillespie.

Kathy served for ten years in the Army as an 88N, Transportation Management Coordinator.

She served multiple posts including Fort Eustis and Fort Monmouth, and she deployed to Egypt for Operation Bright Star.

Kathy also participated as an entertainer with the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

Now, she works as a prenatal surgical technician and continues to serve our country as a military spouse.

Thank you for your service, Kathy!

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.


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.