LATHAM--New York Army National Guard Chaplain ( Major ) James Kim the NewYork State operational chaplain speaks during a short ceremony held at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham New York and broadcast on line via Facebook Live marking the 245th birthday of the Chaplains Corps on July 29 1775. Chaplains historical nurture Soldiers care for the wounded and honor the fallen Kim said. ( U.S. Army National Guard photo by Eric Durr)
Jul 30, 2020
LATHAMThree new chaplains and chaplain candidates joined the New York Army National Guards chaplains corps on March 27. They are, from left, the 1st Lt. Rayna Kavanaugh, from Huntington Station who is an ordained minister for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches, who will be assigned to the 2rd Battalion 142nd Aviation; 2nd Lt. Robyn Putney from Rochester, a first year seminarian from the Evangelical Church Alliance, who will serve as a Chaplain Candidate assigned to the Joint Forces Headquarters; and 2nd Lt. Kevin Orcutt, from Gloversville, a first year seminarian affiliated with the Federated Orthodox Catholic Churches, who will serve as a Chaplain Candidate in the Joint Forces Headquarters.
Mar 27, 2018
A video produced for the top chaplain in the National Guard, Air National Guard Major General John Ellington, uses the story of Father Francis P. Duffy, the famous chaplain of the 69th Infantry during World War I, to tell the story of the National Guard’s chaplains. Duffy, at right in the photo above with Col. William "Wild Bill" Donovan, the commander of the 69th Infantry during World War I. As the chaplain of the 69th Infantry, Father Francis P. Duffy inspired a generation of New York National Guardsmen who fought in World War I. The video will be shown to chaplains, leaders, and anybody else who wants to know about the National Guard chaplaincy, Ellington said. The essence of the chaplaincy is being present with the troops and for the troops at all times, and nobody lived that more than Lt. Col. Francis Duffy, Ellington said. "He was present not only in World War I, but also on the border (in 1916) when he was called to Mexico," Ellington said. "He did his drills, he was called up, and he came back, just like we do today." Duffy was a featured character in the 1940 movie "The Fighting 69th" and is memoralized with a statue in Times Square.
Mar 04, 2011