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Posted on: June 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town of Babylon Honors High School Seniors Joining Military

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilwoman and U.S. Army Veteran Jackie Gordon and Councilman Terry McSweeney welcomed 34 high school seniors from the Town of Babylon who have chosen to join the various branches of the United States Armed Forces for their next step in life. Each student was presented with an official Town of Babylon Proclamation for their commitment to our country. NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Legislator Kevin McCaffrey were also in attendance.

Retired U.S. Army Major Jorge L. Rosario, who is now the Commander for VFW Post 2912 in Wheatley Heights and a volunteer basketball coach, and Frank Romeo, a decorated Vietnam Veteran and veteran issues activist, offered remarks at the event. They expressed to the students the importance of their decision and how much it means to the community.

Students honored, by hamlet:
Amityville Memorial High School
Alejandra Mercado Torres, United States Navy

Babylon Senior High School
Liam McKeown, United States Navy

Deer Park High School 
Isabella Aparicio, United States Army
Steven Garcia, United States Marine Corps
Alison Gonzalez Morales, United States Air Force
Bradley Taylor, Air National Guard
Nicholas Tirado, United States Army
Robert Uhlman, United States Marine Corps

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School
Junior Diaz, United States Marine Corps
Robert Elias, United States Marine Corps Reserves
Gulliver Jacobo Estevez Jimenez, United States Marine Corps
Farmingdale High School 
Kevin Ferreira, United States Air Force
Samantha Torres, United States Marine Corps

Lindenhurst High School
Ryan Boswith, United States Marine Corps
Jack Burton, United States Marine Corps
Braian Esteban Arroyo, United States Marine Corps
Nicholas Frazzitta, United States Marine Corps
Samantha M. Noonan, United States Army
James Normile, United States Marine Corps
Adam Papa, United States Navy
Ricardo Quintero, United States Marine Corps
Nicholas Rigoli, United States Army
Gilbert Schweitzer, United States Navy
Justin Trigueros, United States Marine Corps

North Babylon High School
Jimmy Cermot, United States Navy 
Joseph Hoolahan,  United States Marine Corps
Michael Loquercio, United States Air Force
Tyleek Ross, United States Navy
Anthony Serpenti, United States Marine Corps

West Babylon Senior High School
Vincent Berger, United States Air Force
Dylan Burks, United States Army
Jean Paul Van Den Elsen, United States Marine Corps

Wyandanch Memorial High School
Pharlande Brizeus, United States Navy
Donye Hardy, United States Navy

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