The Saluting Marine
Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers served in the Marine Corps in various locations and on various missions including funeral details and being stationed near the Pentagon during 9/11. He felt compelled to assist in recovery efforts in the immediate aftermath of the attack, having literally witnessed American Airlines Flight 77 fly overhead just seconds before impact. He grew up in Silverton, Oregon working on a strawberry farm as the oldest of six. Chambers has dedicated his life to serving others in one capacity or another. However, what he is perhaps best known for is becoming The Saluting Marine. Each year, for nearly 20 years, SSgt Chambers stands at attention in full Dress Blue Bravos on 22nd and Constitution in Washington, DC and holds a salute for anywhere from 2-4 hours as thousands upon thousands of Veterans ride on motorcycles as part of Rolling Thunder. This event honors veterans while raising awareness specifically related to POW/MIA issues.