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Veterans Advantage logo Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Edward L. Bishop III, Kestrel Technologies Kestrel Technologies develops and distributes sophisticated front-office software for securities dealers, brokers, and investment managers. Edward L. Bishop III, Kestrel’s Founder, Chairman, and President, spent 22 years as a fighter pilot for the Navy and the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring with the rank of colonel. While on active duty, he was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as numerous other decorations for service in the Vietnam War.
Lane Evans Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Lane Evans/Congressman Lane Evans, ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, is recognized as one of the strongest advocates on veterans issues in Congress. The Illinois congressman, who was first elected in 1982, spearheaded the successful effort to pass Agent Orange compensation and led the charge for passage of a law that delivers health and compensation benefits to children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange who were born with spina bifida, a crippling birth defect.
Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Lane Evans, Congressman Lane Evans, ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, is recognized as one of the strongest advocates on veterans issues in Congress. The Illinois congressman, who was first elected in 1982, spearheaded the successful effort to pass Agent Orange compensation and led the charge for passage of a law that delivers health and compensation benefits to children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange who were born with spina bifida, a crippling birth defect.
Tyrone T. Dancy at the Frederick Hart sculpture at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Tyrone T. Dancy, Serving His Fellow Veterans with Passion and Commitment “I feel there’s an obligation here,” says Tyrone T. Dancy, veterans’ employment program supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. For almost a quarter of a century, he has been helping fellow veterans get the assistance they need – assistance they’ve earned – to steer them to productive lives. His motto could be “Service with a smile”; his goal is to “really help those who seek and need help.” And his satisfaction comes from those he’s assisted. “Because when you’re helpful and treat them with respect,” he says, “they really appreciate it.”
Bob Macauley Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Bob Macauley, AmeriCares One of the last flights out, an aging U.S. Air Force jet, was carrying a precious load: 243 Vietnamese orphans on their way to adoptive homes in America. Minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed outside Tan Son Nhut Airport, a searing tragedy that riveted the attention of the world. A third of the children were burned to death; many of the rest were severely burned and injured. Soon after, the Pentagon announced that it wouldn't have the resources to evacuate the surviving passengers for another 10 days.

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