2008-07-18 / Community

Local Reenlists In Navy At Ground Zero

Luis Jose Reyes, a 1996 graduate of Beach Channel High School and former Rockaway resident, reenlisted in the United States Navy on July 1 at Ground Zero in Manhattan. Reyes, who has already served 11 years in the Navy, is a Surgical Technologist and serves as an instructor at the Navy's School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California. He has served on several large ships, including the USS Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier. He is married to another BCHS graduate, the former Maria Castillo and the couple has two children, Melanie, 6, and Luis, Jr., 18 months.

Reyes is sworn in by Ensign Shane Heller, a Navy aviator who flies the P-3 Orion, a submarine hunter. Reyes is sworn in by Ensign Shane Heller, a Navy aviator who flies the P-3 Orion, a submarine hunter.

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