The Times Square memorial for New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Francis Duffy shines on October 16, 2008. The City of New York rededicated Father Duffy Square after years of renovations and restoration for the heroic World War I National Guard veteran of the city's famous 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, the Army's illustrious "Fighting 69th." The unit has served as a National Guard military force in the nation's Civil War, Mexican Expedition of 1916, World War I, World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, hundreds of New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley Soldiers from the 69th volunteered to deploy for service in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
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NY National Guard In the News
The Evening Standard (UK) -- Wed, 16 May 2018 New York National Guard deployed as deadly storm batters US The National Guard has been called to help victims of a powerful storm which pounded the north-east of America.
CBS 2 -- Wed, 16 May 2018 Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In 4 Counties As Storm Cleanup Begins NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The cleanup is underway Wednesday in New York after severe storms ripped through the area, leaving a trail of destruction.
France 24 -- Mon, 14 May 2018 Henry Johnson, Harlem soldier and forgotten WWI hero A century ago, a young African-American soldier singlehandedly fought off a group of German soldiers in the French trenches of the First World War. But his heroism was largely forgotten by... (more)