Photo by Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo, 42nd Infantry Division (Released)
LATHAM- Spec. Wiliam Hoch, a member of the 105th MP Co. was picked as the New York Army National Guard's Soldier of the Year, Sunday, March 28 following a weekend of competition and boards conducted at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters.
Hoch, a student at Medialle College in Buffalo, was picked as the best junior enlisted Soldier in the 10,600-member New York Army National Guard.
Staff Sgt. Joshua Todd, an instructor with the 106th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) was the Traditional NCO of the Year, while Sgt. Sean Cronin, a unit administrator with the 204th Engineer Battalion was the AGR NCO of the Year.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
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NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
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