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New York Guardsman Receives USO Honor
Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, Joint Forces Headquarters-NY (Released)
New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq congratulates New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz following Meltz's receipt of George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York, at the organizations annual dinner in Manhattan on Dec. 9.
Meltz, a New York State Trooper in civilian life, was serving as 1st Sgt. of D Company 108th Infantry in Afghanistan in 2008 when he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor after rescuing Soldiers from a damaged humvee and then joining the company commander in leading the company in repelling a Taliban ambush.
This is the second year in a row in which the New York Army National Guard has represented the Army in receiving the prestigious award, which is presented to one member of each armed service annually.
In 2008 the award when to 1st Sgt. Troy Steward of Buffalo, a member of 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry, who also served in Asfghanistan.

NY National Guard In the News

WSYR -- Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Seven good Samaritans honored for helping rescue National Guard Officer in fiery Thruway crash

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Two New York Army National Guard soldiers along with five civilians are being honored for risking their lives to save a National Guardsman from a fiery car crash on the... (more)

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Thousands Raised in Support of National Guard Members and Families

COLONIE, N.Y.-- Cold weather couldn’t deter hundreds from hitting the pavement in support of service members. The 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Run raised thousands for New York National... (more)

Time Warner Cable News -- Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Operation Deep Freeze Takes Off in Scotia

SCOTIA, N.Y. -- Ski-equipped LC-130’s allows a U.S. Air Force base able to participate in Operation Deep Freeze.

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