KANDAHAR, Afghanistan- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Stormm, a member of Detachment 1 Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation (Heavy Lift) receives the Purple Heart and the Air Medal from Lt. Col. Mike Higginbotham, the commander of Task Force Knighthawk during award ceremonies here on April 18. Stormm received a bullet wound during a resupply mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of the Rochester-based detachment are preparing to return to the United States in May after a nine-month long rotation in Afghanistan.
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NationalGuard.mil -- Thu, 04 Mar 2021 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic research support STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New York The New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic. From November... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 03 Mar 2021 New York Guardsman led fight for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier LATHAM, N.Y. The United States has a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today because a New York National Guard major and freshman congressman thought it was necessary 100 years ago. Hamilton Fish... (more)
New York Times -- Sun, 28 Feb 2021 African-American Sacrifice in the Killing Fields of France:They fought and died as heroes for their country in World War I, only for segregation to persist SCHAULT, France The modest granite monument at the entrance to Schault, a village in eastern France, commemorates the sacrifice of the United States 369th Infantry Regiment, African-Americans... (more)