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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Saratogian -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 World War II veteran donates items to Saratoga Springs military museum SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- It was a reunion of sorts as a World War II veteran of the New York National Guards 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery shared stories and personal items with two... (more)
Post Star -- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 Cambridge soldier receives new rank LATHAM Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability... (more)
CBS BOSTON -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 Soldier Who Got Kyrie Irving Jersey: "It Was So Unreal" FRAMINGHAM (CBS) New York National Guard Sgt. Josenia Figueroa says she still cant believe Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gave her his game jersey after the teams 13th straight win Tuesday.