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St. Patrick’s Day In Iraq

BASRA, IRAQ- Members of the New York Army National Guard’s 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) get together with members of the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Division to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Contingency Operating Base Basra. The New York Soldiers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Iraq while their colleagues in the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry marched in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.
The 501st is serving as the headquarters for Task Force Troy-South, with a mission of clearing improvised explosive devices from critical routes and infrastructure.

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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)

Democrat & Chronicle, -- Fri, 26 Feb 2021 Helicopter crash victims remembered: We lost three of our best The moment of silence in the aircraft hangar was pierced only by the airplane taking off in the distance. In ceremony befitting three fallen heroes, 400 people gathered to remember the selfless... (more)

WROC -- Fri, 26 Feb 2021 Memorial service honors fallen National Guard members ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) A memorial service was held Friday to honor the three National Guard soldiers who died last month after a helicopter crash in Mendon. Chief Warrant Officers 54-year-old... (more)

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