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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NY National Guard In the News
Time Warner Cable News -- Tue, 01 Dec 2015 Groundbreaking for New Facility at Camp Smith Military officials break ground on a new facility at Camp Smith, where National Guard troops for southeastern New York are trained. Time Warner Cable News' Steve Brennan has more.
Syracuse.com -- Mon, 30 Nov 2015 Police investigating suspicious death of young man in Lewis County NY State Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 31-year-old man in Croghan, Lewis County.
Saratogian -- Mon, 30 Nov 2015 Trees for Troops: Tree farms donate trees to military members, their CHARLTON -- Several local tree farms are spreading the spirit of Christmas with military members and their families this season through an 11-year tradition called Trees for Troops.