Navy divers who died during training exercise remembered at JEB Little Creek

Virginia Beach, Va.–A memorial was held Thursday at JEB Little Creek Fort-Story to honor the two locally-based Navy divers who died during a training exercise in Maryland last month. More than 400 attended the service to pay tribute to them.

Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher, 28, of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, of Gladstone, Mo. were honored.

During the memorial, Cmdr. Michael Runkle talked about difficulties divers in the Navy face, and fellow divers told stories of remembrance about Reyher and Harris.

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