#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Anthony Francis Galano

Today's Veteran of the Day is Anthony Golano.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Anthony Francis Galano, who served in WWII and retired from the Navy Reserves as a Commander in 1985.

Anthony Francis Galano was born in 1925 and graduated from Regis High School in New York City. Galano’s father was an immigrant from Italy who came to the United States when he was 16-years old and then served in the US Navy. Anthony followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He served in various locations with the Navy to include South Carolina and Hawaii.

Galano left active duty in 1946 and entered the Navy Reserves where he served until 1985, and retired at the rank of commander. During his service, he was awarded the Naval Reserve Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Anthony Galano died in 2012. 

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? 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.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


Graphic designer: Nicki Lumbre

Editor: Jenna Robles


Slavic Yezersky

Slavic is a Senior studying Political Science at the University of Maryland University College Europe. He is currently a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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