#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Peter Somerville


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Peter Somerville.

Peter served in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer from 2004 to 2008. During that time he served with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment on a deployment to Ramadi and Rutbah Iraq. There he serves as a Rifle Platoon Commander leading 44 Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

He now serves as the Director of Investor Relations with StreetShares, where he helps Americans invest in loans that are provided to Veteran-owned businesses.

Thank you for your service, Peter!

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.


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.


  1. Evelyn Rivera    

    Congratulations to all Veterans of the Day and may God bless America and all who unselfishly served and protected the overrall state of our country. Thank you!

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