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'Fighting 69th' Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in NYC

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 2:40 PM (EDT America/New_York)
Sgt. 1st Class Norberto Carrasquillo of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry and The Adjutant General for New York, Brig. General Patrick Murphy, prepare the regimental cocktail during unit celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2010 as Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux, the Deputy Commander of the New York Army National Guard, looks on. Following the unit participation at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral mass with NYC Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the battalion led the city parade up Fifth Avenue before conducting unit ceremonies for Soldier promotions and awards at the regimental armory. The cocktail, a mix of one part Irish Whiskey with three parts Champagne, is said to date back to the regiment’s earliest commander who first tried the mix during the regiment’s field life in the Civil War. Photo by Sgt. Errol Cadet.

Honoring History with the Regimental Cocktail

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 2:30 PM (EDT America/New_York)
New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Andonie, right, presents his Command Sgt. Major Jorge Vasquez with the regimental artist print, “Taming Route Irish.” Vasquez announced his transfer to another New York Army National Guard battalion to the assembled battalion during the unit activities Saint Patrick’s Day, 2010. Photo by Sgt. Errol Cadet.

'Fighting 69th' Farewells the Battalion Command Sergeant Major

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 2:10 PM (EDT America/New_York)
Commandant Dunne, commander of the Irish 58th Reserve Infantry Battalion present Lt. Col. John Andonie of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry with a photo print of Sligo in County Sligo, Ireland. The two organizations share a history with Brig. Gen. Michael Corcoran, from Ballymote in Sligo County, who led the 69th Infantry Regiment during its first battle of the American Civil War. Reportedly the last view Corcoran saw before he left Ireland for America in 1849 was this vista of Sligo. Courtesy photo.

Irish History, Heritage Celebrated in NYC

Irish Defense Forces' 58th Reserve Infantry Battalion joins New York's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry to honor Irish military contributions and service on both sides of the Atlantic

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 2:00 PM (EDT America/New_York)

The 69th Infantry Colors Return Back Down Lexington Avenue to the Armory

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:50 PM (EDT America/New_York)

Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:40 PM (EDT America/New_York)

69th Infantry Regiment Veterans' Corps

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:30 PM (EDT America/New_York)

 

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:30 PM (EDT America/New_York)

Company F, 427th Brigade Support Battalion

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:20 PM (EDT America/New_York)

Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:10 PM (EDT America/New_York)

Company B, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 12:00 PM (EDT America/New_York)

Company A, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 11:50 AM (EDT America/New_York)
NEW YORK - New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan Diskin parades up Fifth Avenue past Saint Patrick's Cathedral during the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry honor guard duties of the New York City Parade March 17. Diskin was honored as the battalion Soldier of the Year, and traditionally marches with the regimental mascot, an Irish Wolfhound for the Saint Patrick's Day celebration. The wolfhound is part of the regimental crest and unit motto, "gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked." The 69th Infantry has led the NYC parade, the world's largest celebration for Saint Patrick's Day, for the past 159 years. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, HQ, 42nd Infantry Division.

'Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked.'

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 11:40 AM (EDT America/New_York)
A combined band of the 42nd Infantry Division and 98th Training Division provide musical support during the 69th Infantry Regiment's parade honors in New York City March 17.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 11:30 AM (EDT America/New_York)
Command Sgt. Major Robert Jenks, senior enlisted Soldier from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters, meets with Archbishop Timothy Dolan outside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral during the NYC Parade March 17. New York hosts the world’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade and the New York National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry has led the city celebration for the past 159 years. Photo by Sgt. Errol Cadet.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 11:20 AM (EDT America/New_York)
New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Andonie, commander of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry leads his Soldiers, commanders and staff up New York's Fifth Avenue during the Saint Patrick's Day parade in NYC March 17.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 9:40 AM (EDT America/New_York)
New York Army National Guard Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Jorge Vasquez leads the color guard of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment inside Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC during the mass prior to the city's St. Patrick's Day parade.

Presenting the national and regimental colors during mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 9:30 AM (EDT America/New_York)
NYC Archbishop Timothy Dolan welcomes guests and Soldiers of the 69th Infantry Regiment to St. Patrick's Cathedral March 17 for morning mass prior to the city parade up Fifth Avenue.

Morning Mass Honors Irish Hertigage of the 69th Infantry

Wed, Mar 17, 2010 - 9:10 AM (EDT America/New_York)
Captain Thomas Mannion from the 58th Reserve Infantry Battalion, from County Sligo in Ireland, meets with Lt. Col. John Andonie from the New York Army National Guard just prior to entering Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC March 17. Courtesy photo.

Ireland's Own Meets with the Irish Regiment in NYC

Tue, Mar 16, 2010 - 11:30 AM (EDT America/New_York)
The Regimental Crest of the 69th Infantry.
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