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Honors for a Hero

PLATEKILL, NY- Members of the New York Army National Guard?s Honor Guard prepare to lay to rest the remains of New York Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Palmateer, at the New Hurley Cemetery on July 11, while family, friends and fellow Soldiers look on.

Sergeant Palmateer, of Poughkeepsie, and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph McKay, of Queens, were killed when their humvee struck an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Logar Province, eastern Afghanistan. Both men were assigned to B Troop, 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry, which deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 27th Brigade Combat Team. Sgt. Palmateer had previously been assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, while Sgt. 1st Class McKay had been a member of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

Sergeant First Class McKay was interred on July 10 at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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Associated Press -- Tue, 31 Mar 2015 2 National Guardsmen from upstate NY earn event’s top honors ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --Two Army National Guardsmen from upstate New York have been selected as the state organization’s top enlisted soldier and top non-commissioned officer.

Times Union -- Mon, 30 Mar 2015 Four brothers answer the call to duty Family gatherings for newly promoted New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Lefton of Niskayuna are also military reunions of sorts.

Defense Visual Information Distribution System -- Fri, 27 Mar 2015 Air National Guard Emergency Management recognizes Global Dragon 2015 award winners

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