#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Richard Caulfield


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Richard “Barry” Caulfield. Barry served in World War II and the Korean War.

Barry served with the Military Police in the 772nd MP Battalion, Eighth Army during World War II. He worked as a prison guard after the war and returned to the Army once the Korean War started. While in Korea, Barry self-treated a minor wound from a shell. He now lives in Little Silver, New Jersey and will celebrate his 90th birthday this April.

Thank you for your service, Barry!

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.

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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.