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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NY National Guard In the News
Batavia Daily News -- Fri, 01 Dec 2023 Genesee County man named top noncommissioned officer in National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade BASOM A National Guardsman from Basom has been named top noncommissioned officer in the 3,600-member 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, following a Nov. 3 to 5 military skills competition. ... (more)
Troy Record/Saratogian -- Wed, 29 Nov 2023 Trees For Troops: 131 Christmas trees sent to servicemembers for holiday season BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. For the 19th year, volunteers, veterans and service members gathered with FedEx and tree growers at Ellms Family Farms Tuesday to send 131 Christmas trees to troops. ... (more)
Oswego County News Now -- Wed, 29 Nov 2023 Air National Guard honors Bremerton resident A Brewerton resident assigned to the New York Air National Guard's Syracuse-based 152nd Air Operations Group has been recognized by the 107,000-member Air National Guard for her skills in... (more)