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New York Guard is A Family Tradition

CAMP SMITH--(Left to Right) New York Guard soldiers and siblings Capt. Lubamyr Shchur, HQ, Capt. Scarpelli-Havraniak, 244th Medical Clinic, and Sgt. Maj. Taras Szczur, HQ enlist their nephew, 17 year old Michael Schur of Tarrytown, New York into the New York Guard at Camp Smith, NY on Saturday, December 19th.

Standing by Private Schur are (left to right) his sister Nina, father Steven, mother Sonya, uncle Michael Havraniak, (front row left to right)brother Mark, grandmother Emily, and Sgt. Maj. Szczur's fiancee Yvanna Iannelli.

Sgt. Maj. Szczur, a former United States Marine Corps sergeant, has served in the NY Guard since 2001. He recruited his brother Lubamyr and sister Sophia into the service, and now his nephew Michael. Newly enlisted NY Guard Private Michael Schur is active in community affairs, having made two trips to Mexico and one to Haiti with his church group to aid the poor of those nations. He is also active with the Boy Scouts of America. Michael plans on applying to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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defense.gov -- Mon, 29 Aug 2016 Soldiers Participate in Premobilization Training Soldiers participate in premobilization training at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Aug. 16, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Sgt. Cesar Leon

Rome Sentinel -- Mon, 29 Aug 2016 EADS marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 When he heard the news on Sept. 11, 2001 of the terrorist attacks unfolding that day, Col. Emil J. Filkorn says that "like everyone else," he was "stunned, surprised."

Times Union -- Sun, 28 Aug 2016 Wynantskill colonel earns Legion of Merit New York Army National Guard Col. Martin Dinan of Wynantskill, a veteran of three wars, has received a Legion of Merit for meritorious service before his retirement after 30 years of duty.

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