FORT DRUM-- Lt. Col. James Gonyo, commander of the New York
Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry displays the crucifix carried by Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, a famous poet and member of the 69th Infantry’s intelligence section who was killed in action in World War I. Kilmer’s crucifix has been handed down from commander to commander since then and carried on a daily basis. Kilmer, who wrote the poem "Trees" penned the poem "Rouge Bouquet" about death on the battlefield shortly before his own death.
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WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)
Associated Press, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots MENDON, N.Y. (AP) The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials... (more)
CBS 6 -- Wed, 20 Jan 2021 Hundreds from New York among National Guard on inauguration duty CAPITAL REGION, NY (WRGB) The country prides itself on a peaceful transition of power and in a year of division and unrest, the National Guard was at the ready to ensure that happened Wednesday.... (more)