Scott’s View: Justin Constantine: A Great Marine and Legacy

Scott Higgins

When I first learned of Justin Constantine's death, I was shocked and saddened. So many of our fallen men and women who served our nation deserve a long and satisfying life that many fellow veterans are fortunate to have today. 

And yet Justin's life was so much more painful. His refusal to let a sniper's bullet dictate his destiny served as an inspiration to all of us, military personnel and civilians alike. It's sad to know that others will not be able to benefit from meeting Justin.

We had the honor of hosting and honoring Justin at our company's annual holiday party. It was a festive occasion, and Justin had us all on the edge of our seats as he accepted our HeroVet award. Six years later, cancer cut his life short, but he exemplified the Semper Fi attitude of his fellow Marines right until the end.

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