#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Ernest Charles Pusey


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Ernest Charles Pusey. Ernest served during World War I from 1916-1918.

Ernest was born in 1895 in Washington D.C. He enlisted in the Navy in 1916 and was assigned to the USS Wyoming (BB 32) as a Seaman First Class and later Fireman First Class. During his service, he spent most of his time patrolling the sea lanes around the British Isles, near Scotland.

Ernest lived to the age of 111 and passed away in 2006. He was one of the United States’ longest living Veterans of World War I. Prior to his passing, he was presented the World War I Victory Medal by Florida governor Jeb Bush.

We honor his service.

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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/.

Graphic By Alexandra Craig: Alexandra Craig is an undergraduate senior at the University of San Francisco studying International Peace and Conflict Studies.


Slavic Yezersky

Slavic is a Senior studying Political Science at the University of Maryland University College Europe. He is currently a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    We honor the service of World War I Navy Veteran Ernest Charles Pusey.

  2. Mark Karcher    

    Ernest, thank you for your service! We salute you.

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