|Name||Gordon H. Mansfield|
, Virginia , United States
|| September 15, 1941
|Died||January 29, 2013
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
Nov 21, 2022 05:56pm
|Info||From VA website... |
"Mansfield has served as VA’s assistant secretary for congressional and legislative affairs since August 2001. Before coming to VA, Mansfield served as executive director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) since April 1993. In that position, he oversaw the daily operation of PVA's national office in Washington, D.C. and 37 field offices. He held a number of positions at PVA from 1981 to 1989, and served as the organization's first associate executive director of government relations.
He was an assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1989 to 1993. He also practiced law in Ocala, Fla. Mansfield received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and law degree from the University of Miami. Following his 1964 enlistment in the Army, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
While serving as company commander with the 101st Airborne Division during his second tour of duty, he was wounded during the Tet Offensive of 1968, sustaining a spinal cord injury. His combat decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation. Mansfield is a recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the Villanova University Alumni Human Relations Medal. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 1997."