Mr. Christopher Morton, Assistant Curator for the New York State Military History Museum and Veteran's Research Center, places the Medal of Honor on display in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on June 13. The Civil War Medal was earned by Private Richard Beddows who served with an artillery battery of New York Volunteers in 1864. His bravery under fire to recover his unit colors, also on display at the museum, was recognized by the Army and the nation in 1896. The medal is on loan from Michael Resnick, a Long Island resident and descendent of Pvt. Beddows.
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defense.gov -- Mon, 17 Jul 2017 New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 14, 2017 On July 15, 1917, 24,000 members of the New York National Guard began reporting for duty in what was then known as the World War.
DOD.gov -- Sat, 15 Jul 2017 U.S., Australian Soldiers Participate in Talisman Saber 17 U.S. and Australian soldiers participate in exercise Talisman Saber 17 at the Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia, July 10, 2017. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Alexander... (more)
DOD.gov -- Fri, 14 Jul 2017 U.S. Department of Defense: Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., July 14, 2017 - When Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick was a boy, he would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend... (more)