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New York Guardsman Receives USO Honor
Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, Joint Forces Headquarters-NY (Released)
New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq congratulates New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz following Meltz's receipt of George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York, at the organizations annual dinner in Manhattan on Dec. 9.
Meltz, a New York State Trooper in civilian life, was serving as 1st Sgt. of D Company 108th Infantry in Afghanistan in 2008 when he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor after rescuing Soldiers from a damaged humvee and then joining the company commander in leading the company in repelling a Taliban ambush.
This is the second year in a row in which the New York Army National Guard has represented the Army in receiving the prestigious award, which is presented to one member of each armed service annually.
In 2008 the award when to 1st Sgt. Troy Steward of Buffalo, a member of 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry, who also served in Asfghanistan.

NY National Guard In the News

Associated Press -- Mon, 18 Aug 2014

National Guard soldiers arrive home in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --More than 250 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back home from the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say the soldiers in the 42nd Combat... (more)

Associated Press -- Fri, 15 Aug 2014

NY Army National Guard gets new senior soldier .

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Army National Guard is getting a new senior soldier who serves as the top enlisted person in the organization.

Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Aug 2014

New York Army National Guard Soldiers become MPs during four-week course

Instructors at the New York Army National Guard’s 106th Regional Training Institute here are cramming 20 weeks of classroom, field training and on-the-job instruction in police methods... (more)

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