United States Army Corrections Command

Homer graduate receives Purple Heart, Bronze Star

In November 2013, Josh Chambers was wounded in action while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan. For the injuries he sustained in that attack, Chambers, a 2000 Homer High School graduate who is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., has received the Purple Heart. For his actions that day, he will be awarded the Bronze Star of Valor.

As a combat controller with the Air Force Special Operations, Chambers served in Florida, Texas and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, before being deployed in 2013 to Afghanistan.

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