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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WTEN -- Mon, 12 Nov 2018 New Netflix docuseries features local hero (Video) Lt. Col. Sean Flynn, 42nd Division Operations Officer is interviewed on WTEN about new Medal of Honor TV show.
The Transylvania Times -- Sun, 11 Nov 2018 Recalling he Rebuilding Of Iraq - Brevard NC After leading the military response as the commander of military forces for the National Guard in New York City after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Major General Joe Taluto found himself... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Sun, 11 Nov 2018 Paving the way: Two women veterans reflect on service Between social revolution in the United States, and conflicts abroad, like the Vietnam War, the 1960s were a turbulent time. For women like Patricia L. Connors Bradt and Celeste Joanna Sodano... (more)