Long and Faithful Service Decoration
This is New York's oldest military decoration. It was instituted in 1894 (General Orders No. 10) and was issued shortly thereafter. This award was given to people in the New York National Guard who attended at least 85% (later, 90%) of scheduled training exercises. There are five main classes to this award:
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of names into spreadsheets:
Here is an alphabetical listing of all the men and women who received the
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Till, Paul H. The Military Awards of the Empire State. Ft. Myer, FL: Planchet Press, 1989.
New York State Division of Military and
Naval Affairs: Military History