Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Allen McNeil. James served during World War II.

James was born in Lumberton, Mississippi. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a ground crew chief for the B24 Liberator, Miss Fire.

Following the war, James became an automobile mechanic and eventually owned his own automotive business. In 1984, James began volunteering at the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center. He volunteered a total of 9,708 hours as a member in the Chaplain Service and as a representative and deputy representative for the VA Voluntary Service Committee.

James passed away at the age of 100 in February 2018 in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

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 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.

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