#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Michael Alan Arp

Army Vietnam Veteran Michael Alan Arp is today's #VeteranOfTheDay.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michael Alan Arp. Michael served during the Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War. He served from 1970 to 1991.

Michael Alan Arp was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and came from a military family. Growing up, he dreamed of becoming an engineer. After graduating high school, Arp planned to attend DeVry University, but were derailed when he was drafted and sent to Vietnam.

During his time in the Army, Arp served in Company A, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and worked on helicopters. He later served in the Persian Gulf War, where he was promoted to First Sergeant. For his actions in service, Arp earned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

Thank you for your service, Michael!

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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 http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


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Editor: Ashley Levi

Fact Checker: Jordan Gossett


Christine Perera

Christine Perera is a sophomore studying Professional Writing/Rhetoric and Philosophy at Baylor University. She is originally from Boerne, Texas and is currently a writing and social media intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.


  1. Wizkid    

    What a soldier, he deserves better for his contributions, RESPECT!!!

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