Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Donald “Doc” MacNeil. Doc served during World War II.

Doc served overseas in China and Burma as a pharmacist’s mate from November 1942 to December 1945. After the war ended, Doc returned home to Michigan and graduated from medical school. He became a licensed physician of Osteopathic Medicine.

Doc practiced medicine for 35 years and is known in his hometown of Sandusky, Michigan for delivering thousands of babies. He is the father of six children, including his late son who honorably served in Vietnam. Three of his grandchildren proudly work for the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Today is Doc’s 99th birthday. Happy birthday, and thank you for your service, Doc!


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 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.


Graphic By Joanna Specht: Joanna Specht is a student at Black Hawk College with a Major in Visual Communication. 

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