Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Angus Hardie Jamerson.

Angus Hardie Jamerson served in World War II with the Marine Corps as part of the storied “Montford Point Marines.”

Angus was just 18 years old and a student at Morehouse College when he was drafted in 1945. He was sent to training at Montford Point, then a satellite facility of Camp Lejeune.

In 2012, Angus and the other Montford Point Marines were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their distinguished service. He was 85 years old when he attended the ceremony to accept the Gold Medal. His wife, Doris Jamerson said “he [slept] with it for a couple of nights.”

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Angus went on to graduate from Morehouse and obtain a law degree. He later created his own cosmetics company. Angus remained involved in community service as a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Montford Point Marine Association.

He passed away on Jan. 3, 2017.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Doris said of her husband, “He started out wanting to serve and ended up making a historical difference.”

We honor his service.


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Published on Jan. 10, 2017

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  1. Kenneth L Carter Army retired January 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    To the proud family of Angus Hardie Jameson. His life story is inspiring and exemplifies all the best that America is. Peace be with you. Eugene Oregon

  2. Stephen Dohrmann January 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Mr. Jamerson, we salute you for your distinguished service. Your considerable achievements are truly the pinnacle of inspiration for the Greatest Generation.

  3. Robert Bostic January 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Sorry to hear of the recent passing of Angus Hardie Jamerson, a World War II Veteran who served in the Marine Corps. Thank your for your service.

  4. VICTOR F.PATILLO MSG. January 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I AM A VETERAN OF DESERT STORM DESERT SHIELD I WAS THE NAVY SEAL ELITE FOUR YEARS.CAN I GET MY STORY POST IT.VICTOR F. PATILLO MSG.

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