AMVETS in Action

VAntage Point: Joe Chenelly – Marine Veteran, AMVETS National Executive Director

 

This week in VA blog news, out National Executive Director, Joe Chenelly, was featured in the Veteran Affairs Podcast. For those that didn’t know, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in March 1998, serving with the 1st Marine Division, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in April 2006. He is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kuwait, East Timor and the Horn of Africa.

On this episode, Joe speaks with Tim Lawson on his experiences as a Marine, the 9/11 terrorism that occurred while being a service member, suicide, and being a leading veteran advocate voice in D.C. through AMVETS.

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