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Download full resolution image New York Army National Guard Col. Geoffrey Slack hosts Civil War Reenactor Neil Morrison

NY Soldiers Meet Their Civil War Counterparts

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- New York Army National Guard Col. Geoffrey Slack hosts Civil War Reenactor Neil Morrison, a member of the Southern California Civil War reenactors of the 69th Infantry Regiment and curator of the Fort Irwin Museum. The Civil War reenactors met with their contemporary peers of the Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry and talked about the differences in the lives of 69th Soldiers over the past 150 years. Col. Slack is the former battalion commander of the 69th Infantry and now commands the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The brigade is completing its redeployment home from the NTC training Oct. 22.

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