SLEEPY HOLLOW-- This Memorial Stone in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery memorializes 40 members of the New York Guard who died during the world wide influenza epedimic in 1918 while on duty guarding the New York City water system. The stone was hewn from the aqueduct quarry in upstate New York by the members of the First Provisional Regiment and placed at a site purchased by William Rockefeller for the burial of those members of the Regiment that were homeless or did not otherwise have a place to be buried. PVT Frank DeCosta, New York Guard is buried there.
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News 3 -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 Two more bodies recovered in deadly plane crash, investigation continues WEST HAMPTON BEACH, NY (WFSB) - Two more bodies were recovered on Sunday afternoon after a plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning, officials said.
Times Union -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 'Rainbow' pivotal in WWI offensive :New York National Guard division had big casualties The New York Army National Guard's 42nd "Rainbow" Division played a pivotal role in the final battles of World War I a century ago.
Auburn Citizen -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 Auburn-based National Guard gains new commander in ceremony OWASCO Lt. Col. Matthew Schaffer, commander of the 102nd Military Police Battalion, told 1st Lt. Derrick Rocker he will succeed admirably as the new commander of the New York Army National... (more)