#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Millie Dunn Veasey


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Millie Dunn Veasey.

Millie served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She was a member of the “Six-Triple Eight” Central Postal Battalion. This was the only all-black, all female battalion to serve overseas during WWII.

When she returned from war, she used her G.I. Bill to attend and graduate from St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC.

Millie became the first female president of her local NAACP chapter and was very active in the civil rights movement, getting the chance to meet Dr. Martin Luther King.

She was a member of VFW, DAV, and American Legion.

Millie passed away on March 9, 2018. She was 100 years old.

We honor her service.


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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.