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Oldest, Youngest Soldier Cut Guard Birthday Cake
92-year old John Sidur, a World War II veterans joines 19-year old PFC George Wade in Cutting the National Guard Birthday cake.
Photo by Spec. Jeremy Bratt, Joint Forces Headquarters-NY
LATHAM-- New York Army National Guard PFC George Wade, at 19-years old the youngest Soldier present, and 92-year old John Sidur, a New York Army National Guard veteran of the World War II battles of Okinawa and Saipan, cut the National Guard Birthday Cake on Monday, Dec. 13, during a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters here.
Traditionally the oldest Soldier and youngest Soldier join in cutting the birthday cake. Wade, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade joined the National Guard in 2009. Sidur enlisted in 1940 shortly before the National Guard was mobilized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served for five years.

NY National Guard In the News

Associated Press -- Tue, 22 Jul 2014

New York Guard members conducting annual training

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Two hundred members of New York state’s volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014

New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum

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Watertown Daily Times -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014

National Guard soldiers test skills during annual training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM -- It’s a long road of training ahead for the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Brigade Combat Team, but a week of work at the post’s range is seen by unit leaders... (more)

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