#VeteranOfTheDay James Gordon Chambers


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran James Gordon Chambers. James served from 1967 to 1969 on active duty in Vietnam, followed by four years in the Coast Guard.

In Vietnam, James attended Motor Transport School and worked as a truck driver. He was part of the 1st Medical Battalion, which dropped into hotspots or other units when reinforcement was needed. His unit received many unit citations, including the Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citation. In February 1969, James was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V for bringing Marines to safety during the Tet Offensive.

After his service in Vietnam and the Coast Guard, James worked for the Department of Corrections and as a dean warden. He is now a member of several organizations for Native Americans in the military.

Thank you for your service, James!


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 for how to create the best submission.


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/.


Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Kelsey Turner

Kelsey Turner is a sophomore at Brown University studying public policy with a focus in education. She is also a social media intern for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

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