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Rainy Day Honors For a Fallen Comrade

ELMIRA--Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard provide funeral honors for Sgt. Dougall Espey, a Korean War Soldier whose remains were identified only last year, during burial services Friday, April 3, at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Espey died in November 1950 when Chinese Commnunist forces attacked his unit near Unsan, North Korea.
He was buried in his hometown on what would have been his 80th birthday.
"I'm glad we were able to bring him back here (Elmira)," said his sister Mariam Espey, 78, an Air Force nurse during the Korean War.
"He said when he left, he'd be home someday. Today we brought him home," she said.

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NY National Guard In the News

Military Notes -- Wed, 26 Aug 2015 Leigh Valley Live Mitchell Lango, of Knowlton Township, serving with the Joint Force Headquarters, New York Army National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of Major.

Army.mil -- Wed, 26 Aug 2015 National Guard medic awarded state’s top military honor for heroism FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2015) --Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War... (more)

Associated Press -- Mon, 24 Aug 2015 Afghan war vet to be senior enlisted advisor for NY Guard ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Army National Guard is getting a new senior enlisted advisor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski will replace Rochester resident... (more)

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