CAMP SMITH-- Christina DeLeon, the reigning Miss Westchester County, signs an autograph for a Soldier from Company C 1st Battalion 69th Infantry who is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan during a visit to the Camp Smith Readiness Center on Wednesday, May 18. DeLeon and Miss Westchester Teen, Samantha Gold, stopped by the Readiness Center on their way up to Albany for an event at the New York State Capital. The two young women met with Soldiers from the 69th who were preparing to move to Fort Drum for pre-mobilization training as well as members of the 53rd Troop Command headquarters who are based at the center,
Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany.
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