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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Justin Constantine Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Justin Constantine Editor’s Note: Marine Lt. Colonel, attorney and Veterans Advantage HeroVet Justine Constantine died on May 6, after a bout with cancer. Justin was severely wounded and narrowly escaped death from a sniper’s bullet to the head in Iraq in 2006. He endured countless surgeries, and with the support of his spouse, Dahlia, recovered and became a nationally recognized author and tireless advocate for Veterans. His HeroVet profile of 2016 is republished below. It is a story of great determination and resilience that serves as inspiration for all of us. He will be greatly missed.
Betty White Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Betty White This week, America mourns the death of its favorite Golden Girl: Betty White passed away on New Year’s Eve, just two weeks before her 100th birthday. While best known for her seven decade-long career in Hollywood, the eight time Emmy-winning actress was greatly influenced by military service, including her marriage to Allen Ludden, a Bronze Star medal recipient and celebrity game show host and volunteering to support the troops in World War II.
Rob Riggle Marine Veterans Advantage Awards CelebVet: Rob Riggle “The only way I was going to make full colonel is if I became Colonel Sanders. Which I did,” joked Rob Riggle. The comedian known for roles in television and film staples like SNL, The Daily Show, and The Hangover served 23 years in the Marine Corps as a Civil Affairs Officer and Public Affairs Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle was awarded more than 21 medals and ribbons in his nine years of active duty and 14 years in the reserves, retiring from the military in 2013.
HeroVet David Goggins Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: David Goggins “Life is not designed to be perfect. Life is designed to be a big testing ground and all of us get tested in different ways,” said Ultra Athlete David Goggins. A retired Navy SEAL who celebrated his 46th birthday this month, he is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to successfully complete SEAL training, including two Hell Weeks, the U.S. Army Ranger School, where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. 

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