Second Lt. Blaine Ambrose O’Reilly of Hayes, above center, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps upon his May 21 graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His brother, Capt. Egan O’Reilly, at left, West Point Class of 2004, performed the commissioning oath. Also in attendance was Maj. Jason Daugherty, West Point Class of 2001, at right. The three Army officers are 1997, 2000 and 2007 graduates of Gloucester High School, respectively, and former employees of the Gazette-Journal. Second Lt. O’Reilly will report to Fort Lee for Officer’s Basic Training later this summer and then be stationed at Ft. Eustis for his first duty assignment.
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