NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman killed in this week’s Amtrak derailment was remembered Friday as a rising star who inspired others and “put everyone before himself.”
Classmates of Justin Zemser’s from the academy in Annapolis, Maryland, joined family members and students from Zemser’s Queens high school for the 20-year-old’s funeral on Long Island.READ MORE: Residents Begin To Clean Up, Assess Damage After 2 Tornadoes Touch Down In Bucks County Leaving Path Of Destruction
“I just want to express to the family how phenomenal he was and how grateful we are to them for raising such an amazing man who had such a profound impact on all of our lives,” said Zemser’s commanding officer, Capt. Brandy Soublet, who delivered a eulogy.
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