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Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award
Established in 2012, the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (DAVA) is given to a living UW alum who has served in the armed forces and who has made a positive impact on their community, the University of Washington, or veterans communities.
- Herb Bridge, ’47, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral retired - Champion for low-incoming housing in Seattle, co-chairman of the 2000 United Way campaign, active advocate for 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. Bridge had a distinguished career in the Navy and is a co-owner of Ben Bridge Jewelers.