Potchefstroom,South Africa--Five members of the New York National Guard’s Company C 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry, who represented the United States Army at the South African National Military Skills Competition here pose with South African Col William Alberts, (center) the director of the event. The New York Soldiers are (from left) Sgt . David Hansen, from Melrose, NY;Staff Sgt Jeffery Dorvee from Queensbury, NY; Pvt. 1st Class Michael Ellsworth, from Hudson Falls, NY; Sgt 1st Class Troy Mechanick from Hudson Falls, NY; and Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Orabona from Ballston Lake, NY.
The Americans finished in 5th place out of 22 teams at the annual event.
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NationalGuard.mil -- Thu, 04 Mar 2021 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic research support STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New York The New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic. From November... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 03 Mar 2021 New York Guardsman led fight for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier LATHAM, N.Y. The United States has a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today because a New York National Guard major and freshman congressman thought it was necessary 100 years ago. Hamilton Fish... (more)
New York Times -- Sun, 28 Feb 2021 African-American Sacrifice in the Killing Fields of France:They fought and died as heroes for their country in World War I, only for segregation to persist SCHAULT, France The modest granite monument at the entrance to Schault, a village in eastern France, commemorates the sacrifice of the United States 369th Infantry Regiment, African-Americans... (more)