#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Charles F. Houston


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Charles F. Houston. Charles served from 1941 to 1945 during World War II.

Charles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Navy on Sept. 16, 1941 at the age of 23. His training was in Norfolk, Virginia and he later served in Great Lakes, Illinois and on the USS De Haven. Charles was a member of the V6, or General Service and Specialists, unit.

Charles now resides in Bluebell, Pennsylvania and is celebrating his 100th birthday today, March 23, 2018.

Thank you for your service, Charles, and Happy Birthday!

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 Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Nick Pearlman

Nick Pearlman is a junior studying Government and Business Analytics at William and Mary. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is currently a writing and social media intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.