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Father Duffy Square in New York City

Big Apple Rededicates Father Duffy Square

The Times Square memorial for New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Francis Duffy shines on October 16, 2008. The City of New York rededicated Father Duffy Square after years of renovations and restoration for the heroic World War I National Guard veteran of the city's famous 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, the Army's illustrious "Fighting 69th." The unit has served as a National Guard military force in the nation's Civil War, Mexican Expedition of 1916, World War I, World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, hundreds of New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley Soldiers from the 69th volunteered to deploy for service in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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NY National Guard In the News

Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015 Airman in high demand advances in rank An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand. Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)

Politics 365 -- Tue, 26 May 2015 President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American.

Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015 Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany. Louis Wilson said he went online and started researching.... (more)

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