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MICHAEL ROGGIO

ORLANDO, FL

HOMETOWN

NAVY

MILITARY SERVICE

 

Michael Roggio joined the Navy in 2006 to see the world, and right some of the wrongs of his father who had been a drug smuggler.  During his naval career, he particularly enjoyed working on drug and human trafficking enforcement missions, as well as executing rescues.

 

In 2009, shortly after returning from deployment he was injured in the air hangar at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46.   After the injury he could not stand up or move his legs. He was later diagnosed with spinal cord damage and a TBI. He spent years rehabilitating and recovering full use of his limbs.

 

Roggio retired from the Navy four years later, in 2013. He is currently focused on his recovery, hoping to reach a point where he can be independent of a caregiver, and he said adaptive sports have been a very positive influence throughout that process. In his career he earned two Navy Commendation medals for rescuing 56 people off a sinking ship, helping seize over 10 metric tons of cocaine, and helping raise over $50,000 for wounded warriors.

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MICHAEL ROGGIO

 

ORLANDO, FL

HOMETOWN

NAVY

MILITARY SERVICE

OurVetSuccess was founded by veterans who are dedicated to revealing positive and inspirational stories about fellow veterans and military families whose civilian service to country and leadership in our communities and our nation are leading to greater good for all Americans.

 

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