Donald Day

May 18, 2012


Donald Day

Award: Honoring Our Veterans

Year: 2012

Donald Day is a vice commander with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Department of New York. A United States Marine, he was honored with the Leatherneck Award from Leatherneck Magazine. He is a Vietnam-Era veteran with tours of duty in Europe and Southeast Asia.

He was injured while working with the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion at the 2nd Marine Corps Air Wing. Assigned to the staff of the Judge Advocate, Donald Day served as a Legal Chaser and Court Bailiff in Summary, General and Special Court Marshals. While on duty as a field radio operator Corporal Day was awarded with the United States Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation for his “esprit de corps” in the multi-national NATO arena and a Medal of Good Conduct. 

Presently Mr. Day provides the Disabled American Veterans with outreach into the veteran’s community connecting them with a range of benefits that they are entitled to. Mr. Day assists veterans with the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Disability Benefits on behalf of eligible veterans. He is a deputy representative for the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services at the Brooklyn VA Hospital. He is also a member of the Montford Point Marine Association. 

Mr. Day has served as Chief Marshal for the annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade.
Former CEO Licensed Construction Company
Former Sr. Secretary to Justice – NYS Supreme Court
Former Communications Specialist – NYC Dept. of Transportation
Retired NYC Transit – Train Operator
Bachelor’s Degree w/honors-Liberal Arts – College of New Rochelle
Mr. Day was Honorably Discharged as an E-4 Corporal 

Donald Day has been married for 30 years. He has two daughters, one son and two grandchildren.