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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ukraininform -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of U.S. Army arrives in Ukraine On November 22, they solemnly took command from their colleagues from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. National Guard, Radio Liberty reports.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 Puppy love story: National Guardsman adopts pooch she met while serving in St. Croix When East Irondequoit native and New York Army National Guardsman Specialist Stefanie DeManincor was sent to the island of St. Croix to work alongside police after Hurricane Maria devastated... (more)
Aerotech News -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 LC-130 Crew Completes South Pole Mission The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 Skibird crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron... (more)