“Kevin Yali proved that service is a lifetime calling. Having honorably served four deployments in the United States Navy, he knew he had more to give. Sadly we have now learned that he gave his life while protecting U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan. We are all moved by the words of his family and friends, which tell of his kind and selfless nature. We should all be equally moved to exemplify them.
"Tammy and I send our condolences to the Yali family, Kevin's many friends, and the communities of Midland Park and Paterson.”