SARATOGA SPRINGS-- The last draftee Soldier on active duty, United States Army Material Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Mellinger (left), presents a United States Flag to outgoing New York State Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt during his retirement dinner here on May 6. Mellinger was drafted into the Army in 1972. He and Van Pelt,also a draftee, were in the same class in the Sergeants Major Academy.
Van Pelt retired from the New York Army National Guard after serving as New York State Command Sergeant Major for ten years. Van Pelt, a veteran of the Vietnam War served in the Active Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard for 42 years.
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WNYT -- Thu, 12 Jan 2017 Police looking at surveillance video in deadly hit-and-run that killed National Guard member Colonie police are now reviewing surveillance video from local businesses as they try to find the driver involved in a hit-and-run that killed a National Guard member.
Times Union -- Mon, 09 Jan 2017 Police ID National Guard soldier as pedestrian in fatal hit-and-run COLONIE -- A master sergeant of the New York Army National Guard was killed in suspected hit-and-run Sunday while in town for weekend training, Colonie police said Monday.
Times Union -- Mon, 09 Jan 2017 Charlton resident earns Legion of Merit for 41 years of service New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold of Charlton received a Legion of Merit Medal for his nearly 41 years of outstanding services and achievements.