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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Naitonal Guard.mil -- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 New York Air Guard pararescue team wrapping up mid-Atlantic rescue of injured seamen WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y.- New York Air National Guard pararescuemen, who conducted a night parachute jump into the Atlantic Ocean 1,300 miles east of Cape Cod, to save the lives of two badly... (more)
Army.mil -- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 New York National Guard exercises its emergency-response command skills as part of Ardent Sentry 17 TROY, N.Y. -- The New York National Guard tested it's emergency-response planning skills in Ardent Sentry 17, a national-level emergency response staff exercise that took place at locations... (more)
Cape Cod Chronicle -- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 Injured Seafarers Medevaced from Bulk Carrier After Explosion The two surviving crewmembers of the bulk carrier Tamar explosion were medevaced at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday by a Portuguese aircrew.