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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs honors Elder L.Tom Perry on Facebook

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently honored Elder L. Tom Perry on its Facebook page.

The apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was featured as the Veteran of the Day on June 3. The department recognized his service in the U.S. Marine Corps with a photo and stories. Elder Perry joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 and was a group leader while serving with the 2nd Marine Division in the South Pacific and Japan.

Elder Perry died May 30 at the age of 92 from the effects of cancer. His funeral is scheduled for June 5 at 11 a.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Tom Perry, who passed away this weekend at age 92. Tom joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944...

Posted by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, June 3, 2015