City Island Business Welcomes Hometown Hero
Native New Yorker and 22 year old Mario Ayala is back on City Island after serving a long year of active duty in Afghanistan. This well deserved vacation is an opportunity for him to reconnect with his family, his friends and to enjoy time away from the everyday stress and duties of being a service member assigned to war.
The US Army chemical weapons specialist did not want to talk about his Army experience, but his military rank is more than just who salutes whom. It is more about wearing a badge of leadership and courage.