New Yorkers in South Africa
BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA--
New York National Guardsmen visit with a tame cheetah at a South African game preserve during their recent trip there for the South African National Defense Force 2011 Regional Combat Rifle Competition.
Top row, left to right: Spc. Jason Grossman of Airmont, N.Y.; Spc. Masami Yamakado, of New York City; Sgt. Justin Vonderheyde, of Middletown, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. Dennis Rick, of Staten Island, N.Y. Bottom row, left to right: Cpl. Jonathan Patton, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. David Cartwright, of Buffalo; Spc. Matthew Melendez, of New York City; Sgt. First Class Arthur Evans, of Saugerties, N.Y.; Maj. Scott Williams, of Long Island. Williams, who is in the Air National Guard, is the bilateral affairs officer for the New York and Republic of South Africa State Partnership Program.