#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ralph Joseph Cavalieri


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Ralph Joseph Cavalieri. Ralph joined the Army in 1942 and served during World War II.

Ralph was a member of the 89th Infantry Division. The 89th participated in several major battles during World War II, including the assault on the Rhineland. The 89th is also responsible for liberating the concentration camp, Ohrdruf on April 4, 1945, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany liberated by U.S. troops. Ralph received the Bronze Star for his service. He is now 101 years old with three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thank you for your service, Ralph!


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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.


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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.