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National Guard Poet Remembered

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.

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Times Union -- Mon, 02 May 2016 Army National Guard officer leads youth leaders New York Army National Guard Maj. Alvin Phillips of Albany not only leads soldiers, he also mentors youth leaders.

Niagara Frontier Publication -- Fri, 29 Apr 2016 NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military... (more)

Daily Freeman -- Sat, 23 Apr 2016 Stewart Guardsmen participate in Canadian Arctic exercise RESOLUTE BAY, CANADA Members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Airport at Newburgh wrapped up their three-week exercise with Canadian armed forces in the... (more)

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