#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Milton Skipper


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Milton Skipper.

Milton served during World War II and went on to volunteer at the VA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas for nearly a decade.

As a volunteer at the VA Hospital, Milton traveled many miles to bring Veterans to their health care appointments. He served at the information desk with a smile and was described by the hospital as a “true friend.” He volunteered from 1998 to 2017, contributing over 30,000 hours of service.

Milton passed away on July 27, 2017 at the age of 92.

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

Graphic By Joanna Specht: Joanna Specht is a student at Black Hawk College with a Major in Visual Communication. 


Kelsey Turner

Kelsey Turner is a sophomore at Brown University studying public policy with a focus in education. She is also a social media intern for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.