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Glens Falls-based National Guard Medical Company Changes Command

Media Advisory

WHO:

Lt. Col. Richard Green, Major Edward Bonk and the Soldiers of the 466th Area Medical Support Company

WHAT:

Glens Falls, NY (03/06/2009)-- Lt. Col. Richard Green, turns over command of the 466th Area Support Medical Company to Major Edward Bonk on Saturday, March 6 at the Warren St. Armory in Glens Falls. The Media is invited.

WHEN:

Saturday March 07, 2009 at 02:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:

Glens Falls Armory 147 Warren St. Glens Falls , New York

New York Army National Guard's 466th Area Medical Support Company provided medical support to Coalition Forces in Iraq from October 2006 until September 2007. The 72 Soldiers of the Glens Falls-based medical company were responsible for providing immediate medical care in a region stretching from Baghdad to the Kuwait border, an area as big as the state of Pennsylvania. The 466th's primary mission was to provide medical treatment and coverage for the convoys which continually move along the main highway between Baghdad and Kuwait. Operating from four dispersed locations, and often coming under fire while treating casualties, the men and women of the 466th would treat and stabilize patients before moving them on for more advanced care elsewhere. This past summer the Soldiers were recognized for their Service by the Healthcare Association of New York State.

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