Photo by Master Sgt. Peter K. Towse, 42nd Infantry Division
FORT DRUM-- Lt. Col. James Gonyo, commander of the New York
Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry displays the crucifix carried by Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, a famous poet and member of the 69th Infantry’s intelligence section who was killed in action in World War I. Kilmer’s crucifix has been handed down from commander to commander since then and carried on a daily basis. Kilmer, who wrote the poem "Trees" penned the poem "Rouge Bouquet" about death on the battlefield shortly before his own death.
NY National Guard In the News
Batavia Daily News -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Batavia hosts Emergency Preparedness training
BATAVIA-- The City Church Generation Center hosted a session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training Program on Sept. 17.
Associated Press -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
2 Fort Drum buildings named in honor of WW II vets
FORT DRUM, N.Y. --(AP) -- Two training facilities at Fort Drum in northern New York are being named in honor of two World War II veterans.
Pelham Daily Voice -- Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Cuomo Boosts New York Counterterrorism Security
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.--Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enhancing New York’s counterterrorism security and law enforcement at mass transit sites in New York City, according to an announcement... (more)