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EOD Soldier Honored for Afghan Heroism

GLENVILLE-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Young, a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) receives the Bronze Star with V device for valor during a ceremony at the Scotia-Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center here on Friday, July 19. Brig. General Michael Swezey, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command presented Young with the medal. He was recognized for saving the life of a fellow Soldier while under continuous enemy fire on March 16, 2012 while he was serving in Afghanistan with an EOD battalion from Fort Drum, NY.

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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)

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