Division Officers Study Historic Battle
SARATOGA--New York National Guard Maj. Gen. Steven Wickstrom speaks with Soldiers as they view historic battlefield grounds at the Saratoga National Historic Park on December 10, 2011. Wickstrom, the Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division from Upton, MA, along with other leaders of various capacities from across New York state received a guided tour of the Saratoga Battlefield as part of the Fall 2011 Operations, Training and Mobilization Conference held in Saratoga Springs. "It’s important for our leaders to be familiar with military history," Wickstrom said. Conference attendees were able to view the grounds upon which many of the Battles of Saratoga took place, including Freeman and Barber Farms, and the Breymann Redoubt.
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