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.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Watertown Times -- Tue, 31 May 2016 Henderson native, Air National Guardsman tells residents to get to know their veterans on Memorial Day HENDERSON - The guest speaker for the town's Memorial Day ceremony challenged listeners to learn who their local veterans are and thank them for their service.
Oneonta Daily Star -- Sat, 28 May 2016 'A VERY SPECIAL MAN': Adjutant general retains Roxbury, Oneonta roots As the newly appointed 53rd Adjutant General of New York, Major General Anthony P. German, 57, is responsible for the training and readiness of the 10,300 members of the New York Army National... (more)
Concordiensis -- Thu, 26 May 2016 Second Lieutenant Interview: Stephen Hoeprich What are your plans after graduation? I was commissioned into the New York Army National Guard as an Engineer Officer. I will be a Platoon Leader with an Engineer unit in southern NY.