#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Clay Coffey


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Clay Coffey.

Clay served as an Infantryman in the Army from 2008 to 2011. During his service he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He spent one year as the President of his SVA chapter at North Lake College and successfully raised thousands of dollars for scholarships for student veterans through his coordination of a 5k held on campus. “I watched him literally take the shirt off his back and give it to a homeless Veteran in a parking lot after purchasing him a meal,” said North Lake College’s SVA advisor.

Earlier this week, Clay died in a motorcycle accident.

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? 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.


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.