Jonathan Kaloust
Jonathan Kaloust

A 23-year-old U.S. Navy SEAL from Long Island who was killed in a training accident at Fork Knox in Kentucky last week is being remembered in his hometown of Massapequa.

Wake services for Jonathan Kaloust are scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Massapequa Funeral Home on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the same location before Kaloust is buried at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn, according to the funeral home.

Special Warfare Operator Third Class Jonathan Kaloust, based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Fort Story, Va., died after a Humvee he was riding in overturned, injuring six other sailors on May 15, The Associated Press reported.

Kaloust had joined the Navy in 2011 after the former Massapequa High School wrestling star graduated from Binghampton University.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Irene Kaloust, and a sister, Melanie.


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