#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Michael Healy


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Michael Healy.

Michael enlisted into the Army at 19-years-old near the end of World War II.

He served in Korea leading Army Airborne Rangers and in Vietnam leading Special Forces in combat. His five tours of duty in Vietnam earned him the nickname “Iron Mike.”

Michael’s decorations include three Distinguished Service Medals, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, seven Bronze Stars with Valor, and two Purple Hearts.

Michael died earlier this month. He was 91.

We honor his service.

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. JACK    

    My congratulations and deepest respect to all mentioned vets, yes they are true heroes in my book.
    I served on 38th parralel in all of 1955. We the 34th regiment was responsible for keeping the bad guys
    in the North from us the good guys.
    I can understand the brave men you listed {you have to be in it to know it}
    Jack Jamgochian ex. corpral USA

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