Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is World War II Veteran Summer Grant.
Summer was born in Massachusetts and lived in New Jersey and New York. Before joining the Army, Summer was an architecture and design student at Cooper Union in New York.
While in the Army, Summer served in both Panama and Japan. In Panama, he served in the Panama Coast Artillery Command and in the Army of Occupation. Between 1944-1945, he illustrated a cartoon strip called, “FUBAR”. His illustrations were featured in an Army publication known as, “The Forty-Niner.” He also created a humorous mural while in Panama. Summer’s fiancé donated his illustrated envelopes to the Veterans History Project after his death in 2000.
We thank you for your service, Summer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for 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 created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.