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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: PRHTF@assembly.state.ny.us May, 2012 As the Afghanistan war comes to an end, and veterans begin to return home, Chairman Felix W. Ortiz and the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force members are determined to come together and address the needs of our service men and women. These individuals have risked [...]
Captain Ivan Castro Captain Ivan Castro (born in 1968) is the only blind officer serving in the United States Army Special Forces. Castro (then a First Lieutenant) was providing support by fire during a battle with insurgents in Iraq when a mortar round exploded close to him leaving him totally blind. Castro recovered despite the [...]