Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Rhonda K. Stilley Allison. Rhonda served from 1989-1995 on active duty during the Persian Gulf War and in the Reserves.

Rhonda was a sailor on the U.S.S. Yellowstone in Norfolk, Virginia, where she repaired ships. She went overseas in 1990 during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, where she traveled to different ports in the Middle East, including in Israel and Saudi Arabia. Rhonda remained overseas for eight months. After four years of Active Duty, she served in the Reserves for two years.

Rhonda studied at Rochester Community and Technical College. She participates in a large amount of volunteer work, including work with United Way.

Thank you for your service, Rhonda!

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 with as much information as you can put together, along 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

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

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