Photo by Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo, 42nd Infantry Division (Released)
SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY, Schuylerville -- New York National Guard State Chaplain (Col.) Eric Olsen says a few last words over a coffin containing the remains of an unknown New York Soldier who was buried 147 years to the day after he died at the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862.
The Soldiers remains were discovered by a hiker in 2008 and turned over to the New York State Division of Military of Naval Affairs by the National Park Service, and returned to New York to be buried.
NY National Guard In the News
Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum
It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)
Watertown Daily Times -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
National Guard soldiers test skills during annual training at Fort Drum
FORT DRUM -- It’s a long road of training ahead for the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Brigade Combat Team, but a week of work at the post’s range is seen by unit leaders... (more)
WXXI -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Guard Members Gather For Yearly Training
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- They come from around the state. Two hundred members of New York’s volunteer state defense force, the New York Guard, begin their annual training program... (more)