Members of the N.Y. Army National Guard's Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry receive promotions on Sunday, Aug. 19. 1st Lt. Richard Redmond, the unit company commander presents the new ranks to (from left to right) Spc. Matthew Zwinge from East Greenbush, N.Y., Pfc. Timothy Doten from Mechanicville and Pfc. Forest Johnson from Salem. Assisting the commander is the company senior NCO, 1st Sgt. 1SG Robert Kropp. Also promoted during the unit ceremony was Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Orabona from Ballston Lake. The Soldiers are preparing for mobilization in late September 2007 as part of the security forces deploying for Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix in Afghanistan.
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