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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defense.gov -- Tue, 22 May 2018 Guardsmen, Civilian Agencies Conduct Collective Training Guardsmen, civilian agencies conduct a collective training event at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Facility, New York, May 2, 2018. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Army.mil -- Tue, 22 May 2018 Two New York City Soldiers win Army National Guard Northeast Region Best Warrior event CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- Two New York City Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment took top honors during this year's Army National... (more)
Henrico Citizen -- Mon, 21 May 2018 Ft. Harrison to host Memorial Day ceremony Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, will sponsor a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember those who... (more)