KINDERHOOK NY--New York Army National Guard Brig.General Raymond Shields speaks about President Martin Van Buren during a ceremony honoring him on Dec. 5 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Cemetery here. The ceremony marked the 231st Birthday of Van Buren. Shields presented a wreath from President Barak Obama at the grave of the eighth president. Local officials representing the Village of Kinderhook the National Park Service and local groups also presented wreaths honoring Van Buren.
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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.