Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Edward James Kaspar. Edward served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Edward served as an Air Force carpenter for four years. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Edward was responsible for guarding a United States Missile Silo.

Following his service, Edward contributed to the black box program for United States Intelligence. He now resides in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

Thank you for your service, Edward!


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 created by Dominique Ramirez: Dominique is a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team. He manages multiple pages across the VA.gov domain, including the VAntage Point blog. He also creates graphics for VA’s social media channels.

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