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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Time Warner Cable News -- Tue, 21 Feb 2017 Rosetta Burke Became New York State's First Female Brigadier General Rosetta Burke is a true trailblazer -- serving our country in the National Guard and becoming the first female general. In the next part of our series, 'Facing the Rising Sun: Profiles of... (more)
Times Union -- Tue, 21 Feb 2017 Four Capital Region museums explore World War I: Museums look at local buildup to conflict The impact of World War I on New York and the Capital Region is a story that state and local museums are telling as the centennial of the U.S. entry into the war approaches.
Times Union -- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 Gillibrand tours Stratton Air Base; emphasizes support for missions in Greenland, Antarctica During a tour of the Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand stressed the importance of the country's continued presence on the Earth's North and... (more)