Montes de Oca is the 42nd service member from New Jersey to be killed in Afghanistan.
Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.
Jeff Combs grew up in Westchester County and joined the Marines at 17. On his second tour of duty in Iraq, he was wounded.
On Thursday more than 30 injured Marines arrived in New York City for this weekend’s Tunnel To Towers Run. They’re here to honor the memory of Firefighter Stephen Siller, and to join the thousands who will be re-tracing his steps.
Fleet week is in full force on this Memorial Day, with several events scheduled for locals and tourists.
A 22-year-old Marine visiting Manhattan for the first time was struck and killed by a car while crossing 12th Avenue.
The families at Thursdays’ celebration come from all over the country and the food is prepared by the Union League Club who started serving holiday meals to troops during the Civil War.