COLONIE-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Eric Lautenschlager, a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)crosses the finish line at the New York National Guard Family Readiness Council race at Crossings Park here on Sunday, Oct. 21 wearing a bomb suit, accompanied by 1108th 1st Sgt. Kevin Conklin. A three-man team from the 1108th participated in the fund-raising event by running the 60 pound suit for a mile each. Conklin was the first man in the relay.
The race was won by Dave Thoman, an Albany resident. The top woman runner was Allison Bradley, also of Albany.
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