4 deceased Army heroes memorialized in Haverstraw

Four young Army heroes who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan are being memorialized by friends and loved ones with a granite and marble memorial in honor of their sacrifices.

The memorial is located on a baseball field on Anthony Drive in the Village of Haverstraw.

The memorial prominently features a bust of 20-year-old Manny Lopez, an Army corporal who was killed in action in Afghanistan back in 2005.

Also honored in the granite memorial are 21-year-old Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos, 30-year-old Capt. Phillip Esposito, and 26-year-old Cpl. Justin Garcia, of Queens.

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