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.
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