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.