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Colonel Robert Costello was a career military officer who served with distinction in the United States Army for 27 years. During his career he led soldiers in peace and in combat, deploying to Iraq during the initial phases of the Iraq War, serving as Chief Logistician for the Coalition Provisional Authority, where he earned the Bronze Star. In addition to his tour in Iraq he had multiple assignments overseas and in the continental United States.


Character Strength Story Submitted by Kimberly, Robert's Wife: "Robert never hesitated on any of his assignments or duties during his career. He was not afraid to speak out (no matter the rank) if he saw or felt something was wrong. He never held a grudge. He was a man of faith and as humans, knew we made mistakes. He forgave others who sinned against him because that was the type of man that he was."

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