Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, Joint Force Headquarters--NY
SHELTER ISLAND--The flag-covered casket of New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert is borne from Our Lady of the Isle Church on Shelter Island, NY before his family, members of the community and military leaders by the New York National Guard Military Forces Honor Guard on Friday, June 11.
Theinert was serving on active duty with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan when he was killed in action by an Improvised Explosive Device on June 4. He was assigned to Troop B, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry and was age 24 at the time of his death.
Brigadier General Patrick Murphy, The Adjutant General of New York and State Command Sergeant Major Robert Van Pelt were among other members of the New York Army National Guard and other services who attended the funeral. More than 2,000 people attended an out door funeral mass.
Theinert was the first service member from the community to be killed in action since World War II.
NY National Guard In the News
Batavia Daily News -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Batavia hosts Emergency Preparedness training
BATAVIA-- The City Church Generation Center hosted a session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training Program on Sept. 17.
Associated Press -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
2 Fort Drum buildings named in honor of WW II vets
FORT DRUM, N.Y. --(AP) -- Two training facilities at Fort Drum in northern New York are being named in honor of two World War II veterans.
Pelham Daily Voice -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Cuomo Boosts New York Counterterrorism Security
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.--Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enhancing New York’s counterterrorism security and law enforcement at mass transit sites in New York City, according to an announcement... (more)