#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Tim Hyden


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Tim L. Hyden. Tim served during the Iraq War.

Tim, a native of Kentucky, served 20 years active duty in the Army. He entered the military in February 1991 as a Combat Engineer.

Tim served in three combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He attained the rank of sergeant first class. For his service, Tim received a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and others.

Tim also holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University. He now resides in Copperas Cove, Texas.

Thank you for your service, Tim!

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.

Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.


Elizabeth Pianucci

Elizabeth Pianucci is a sophomore at Villanova University studying political science, business and Spanish. She is also a social media intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.