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Air Guard Retiree Receives Valor Award
Photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Murphy, 106th Rescue Wing
Retired Brig. Gen. Frank Cardile (left) congratulates retired New York Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Dennis M. Richardson after presenting Richardson with the Air Force Cross on April 5 at Francis S. Gabreski Airport, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Richardson was awarded the medal, the Air Force's second highest award for valor, because of his actions during a March 1968 mission to rescue downed Airmen in Vietnam. Col. Michael F. Canders, 106th Rescue Wing Commander, is at right.

Cardile, who flew on the rescue mission that Richarson was honored for, praised his heroism and steadfastness under fire.

During the mission Richardson stood exposed in the door of an HH-53 "Jolly Green Giant" helicopter to fight off North Vietnamese troops who were attempting to board the helicopter.

NY National Guard In the News

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Southern Tier Residents Undergo Disaster Training

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.-- The Southern Tier is no stranger to natural disasters, but you can never prepare too much.

New York Daily News -- Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Andrew Cuomo lands in Afghanistan as part of secret trip to visit with U.S. troops

ALBANY-- Gov. Cuomo arrived in Afghanistan Saturday for the start of a three-day mission to meet with U.S. troops and receive security briefings from defense officials, his office announced.

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 29 Sep 2014

New York Army National Guard Hands Out Different T-Shirts at RCS High School

RAVENA, N.Y. --The New York Army National Guard was back at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Friday night handing out free t-shirts, this time ones with a different logo.

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