Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Guy V. Amgurgey. Guy served during World War II.

Guy was born in 1911 in Stanton, Kentucky. By the late 1930s he was in his second marriage and working at a Chrysler plant in New Castle. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Guy enlisted in the Navy.

After taking his boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Guy was assigned to Trinidad. While a brand new destroyer was visiting his station in Trinidad, Guy traded duties with a sailor and became a machinist mate second class.

On April 14, 1945, he was manning his ship’s gun when it was struck by a Kamikaze aircraft. He was listed as MIA and later declared killed in action. In a letter to the family, Guy’s commanding officer wrote, “Amburgey was at his station facing the enemy with courage that did himself , his ship, and his country honor. His actions under fire will always stand as an example to his shipmates and his loss will be heavily felt by all hands.”

We honor Guy’s service.


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 of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.


Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Jan. 28, 2017

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