Christopher Cruz, who was born and raised in Rockaway Park, is a member of the New York Army National Guard, and just completed basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He graduated on Thurs - day, December 3. He was with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, and was promoted from PVT to PV2. He is now doing AIT (Advanced Individual Training), training in Maneuver Support, at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Cruz is a graduate of St. Camillus School, and Beach Channel High School, and played for Rockaway Little League from age 4 until 16 and continued his association with Rockaway Little League by acting as umpire during games.