The Georgia State Veterans Service Board and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are deeply saddened by the news of the recent passing of former Georgia Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller.

His career in public service truly reflected the saying “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” He made positive impacts on state benefits for veterans and their families, never forgetting his honorable military service to our nation.

Former Governor Miller was an outstanding state chief executive. He promoted the GDVS mission to offer superb service to the state’s veterans and their families. His leadership transformed the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville to meet the standards of the civilian industry with upgrades to GDVS facilities and improvements to quality healthcare practices.

The GDVS extends our deepest sympathies to his family, colleagues, and friends.

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