Gordon H. Mansfield passed away on January 29, 2013.
Mr. Mansfield served as Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. He previously served as VA Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs from 2001 to 2004 and was Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs from October to December 2007.
Mr. Mansfield was a graduate of Villanova University and earned his law degree at the University of Miami School of Law. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and sustained a spinal cord injury during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Presidential Unit Citation.
He was honored as the Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year at the 2006 national convention of the Disabled American Veterans. He was elected to the Foundation Board in January 2009.