Navy Veteran Steven Daugherty is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Steven Daugherty, who deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served from 1991-2007.

Steven Daugherty was born in 1979 and grew up in Barstow, California. In 1997, he graduated from Barstow High School and continued his studies at his local community college. Once he received his associate degree from Barstow Community College, Daugherty enlisted in the Navy.

Like many, Daugherty saw a career in the Navy as an opportunity to travel the world and grow as an individual. He enlisted and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. For additional training, Daugherty reported to Naval Technical Training Center Detachment at Fort Meade, Maryland, and Naval Intelligence in Pensacola, Florida.

From 2004-2007, he served at Naval Security Group Activity based in Norfolk. He then reported to the Navy Information Operation Command Tactical Communications System Special Warfare. Daugherty served with Naval Special Warfare Group 2. He provided intelligence support to the SEAL teams he worked with.

On July 6, 2007, Daugherty was conducting combat operations near Baghdad when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device. Daugherty died on his second tour in Iraq.

For his service, Daugherty earned a Bronze Star Medal with combat “V,” Purple Heart, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

We honor his service.


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6 Comments

  1. Bob Finn January 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I think YOU should read it again. No mention of 91. “In 1997, he graduated from Barstow High School and continued his studies at his local community college. Once he received his associate degree from Barstow Community College, Daugherty enlisted in the Navy”.

    • The proofreader nazi January 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Try again moron. Read under the picture

  2. Senior Veterans Care Network January 2, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    We honor the service of Steven Daugherty.

  3. The proofreader nazi December 31, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Proof read your story. It says he was born in 79 and enlisted in 91. That makes him 12 years old as a sailor. At least proof read what you publish. Thank you for service brother especially at 12!!!

  4. Registerhow December 31, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Wow. That’s very good.
    I will try to nominate my own veteran of the day

  5. Raphblog December 31, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for your service

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