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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nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 20 Aug 2018 New York National Guard Soldier helps save boy's life CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. - National Guard members spend countless hours every year training for the next big mission. For Spc. Nicole McKenzie that mission wasn't overseas - it was... (more)
Army.mil -- Mon, 20 Aug 2018 New York Army Guard engineers build houses in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Forty-five Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion spent two weeks helping Habitat for Humanity build a three-family home in Puerto... (more)
The Daily Gazette -- Mon, 20 Aug 2018 Full-time support for part-time military GLENVILLE - Area employers got a taste Monday of what their citizen-soldier employees do in their off-hours, when they're not working their day jobs.