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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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