Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Emory I. Johnson Mockabee. Emory served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Emory, who received rank as Private First Class, transported prisoners of war to and from their work sites in New York. She also served as General Douglas McArthur’s private chauffeur. While stationed on Staten Island, Emory was introduced to her husband, Walter, who was serving in the United States Coast Guard.

Emory enjoyed spending time with family members, including 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren, cousins, and friends. Her friends and family constantly looked to her for advice and guidance.

On Aug. 23, 2017, Emory passed away as the oldest serving World War II African American Female Veteran in the United States.

We honor your service, Emory.


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 to learn how to create the best submission.


Graphic By Antonio Roberson: Antonio Roberson is a Information Systems Major from The University or North Carolina at Greensboro. He currently serves as a Digital Media Specialist.

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Published on Sep. 16, 2017

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