Fort Hamilton Remembers, Honors NYC Soldier
NEW YORK -- Members of the Taylor family dedicate the baseball field at Fort Hamilton here in Brooklyn May 2. New York Army National Guard Sgt. Deon Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2008. Taylor was honored by the NYPD where he had served as a police officer and by his former unit, the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery. From left, Col. Michael Gould, garrison commander of Fort Hamilton, Pamela Taylor, mother, Officer Damarr McBean, Taylor’s brother, Darue Taylor, his son, Leon Taylor, his father and Family Morale Welfare and Recreation Director Sarah Johnson. In the background are Lt. Col. Michael Hoblin, commander of the 258th Field Artillery and NYPD Brooklyn Narcotics Deputy Inspector Frank Cangiarella.
NY National Guard In the News
Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015
Airman in high demand advances in rank
An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand.
Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)
Politics 365 -- Tue, 26 May 2015
President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor
Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015
Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero
He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany.
Louis Wilson said he went online and started researching.... (more)