The Saluting Marine
Tim Chambers Bio
Tim Chambers grew up working on his Grandparents farm in Silverton, Oregon canning every fruit and vegetable under the sun. Grew up the oldest of six kids. Well known as the high school’s mascot “Silver Fox”. His enthusiasm was a natural fit enlisting in the Marine Corps and served from 1994 – 2010. Over his career he was the recipient of numerous awards for volunteerism and received a Navy Commendation Medal for his actions on 9/11 at the Pentagon and days after. Since 2002 has become known as the “Saluting Marine” for an annual salute he has held in Washington D.C. at the annual POW/MIA event in Washington D.C. known as Rolling Thunder started by Vietnam Veterans, now to be known as “Rolling to Remember” thanks to the AMVETS. This Salute lasts over 4 hours each year and has been taken as a welcome home to Vietnam and Korean War Veterans. In 2020 he published a children’s book called The Saluting Marine presents Honor! A book educating kids what the flag represents and asks them to “Add something to the flag”. Serves the AMVETS as an official spokesperson. Started a nonprofit called TSM Cares which inspires people to improve the quality of life of our youth, less fortunate and our heroic Veterans. He has helped Veterans with unaffordable dental needs, and travels nationwide to present a final salute to Veterans near the end of life and presents a eulogy to them and their family honoring their service. His purpose in life is to reinforce importance, enthusiasm, and purpose in the lives of others, because society only highlights the negatives, and this leads to suicide, addictions and much worse.