BOSTON-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Saul Rodriguez, a member of the Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn-based 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, poses with Gen.Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Major General L. Scott Rice, the Adjutant General of Massachusetts following a coin presentation ceremony in the Massachusetts State House on June 3. Rodriguez was one of five 24th CST members who were augmenting the Massachusetts National Guard's security operation during the Boston Marathon on April 15 when a bomb went off at the finish line. Rodriguez was one of 14 Soldiers presented Army Commendation Medals by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in a symbolic gesture of thanks to the 1,300 Guard Soldiers and Airmen who participated in the response and the manhunt that followed.
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Washington Post -- Tue, 12 Dec 2017 Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96 Clarence Beavers, the last surviving member of Americas first black parachute unit, a World War II test platoon that went on to battle fires caused by Japanese bombs and paved the way for... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Ballston Spa woman named to top Air National Guard position Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, of Ballston Spa, is the first woman and the first Air National Guard member to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the Adjutant General of New York.... (more)
DemRochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Army Guard member Joseph Nelk of Pittsford dies in Ukraine A 21-year-old New York Army National Guard member who deployed to Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine died on Sunday.