#VeteranOfTheDay Army Air Corps Veteran Juan Rangel


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Corps Veteran Juan Rangel. Juan served during World War II from September 1942 to November 1945.

Juan was born in Osage, Oklahoma and lived most of his life in Wichita Falls, Texas. Juan was a munitions worker with the 15th Air Force, 5th Bomb Wing (B-17 Flying Fortress Unit) 2nd Bomb Group, 20th Squadron in the European Theater of Operations. He served in several campaigns including North Apennines, Po Valley, Rhineland and Air Combat Balkans. For his service, he was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars, an Army Good Conduct Medal, an American Campaign Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

Juan passed away on Sept. 11, 1998. 

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.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Mei-Mei Chun-Moy

Mei-Mei Chun-Moy is a sophomore majoring in History and Public Policy. She serves as a senior editor for her school’s academic and literary journal. She is currently an intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.