BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Command Sgt. Maj. Charlie G. Chavez,(left) 401st Army Field Support Brigade command sergeant major and Col. Michel M. Russell Sr.,(right) 401st AFSB commander flank New York Army National Guard Soldiers Spc. David P. Clark, Spc. Justin C. Ruiz and 1st Lt. Eric J. Leon following an awards ceremony Jun. 1 when Clark and Ruiz were awarded Army Commendation Medals with the "V" device and Combat Action Badges and Leon was awarded a Combat Action Badge. The Soldiers are members of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and are temporarily assigned to the 401st AFSB.
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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