FS GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, and Col Thomas Owens, the commander of the 106th Rescue Wing stand at attention with six members of the 103rd Rescue Squadron who received the Bronze Star with V for Valor during an award ceremony here on Dec. 6, 2013. The men were honored for heroism under fire during a Dec. 10, 2012 mission in Afghanistan. Honored were: Capt. Ronnie Maloney, of Middle Island; Senior Master Sgt. Erik Blom, of Hampton Bays; Technical Sgt. Anthony Yusup of Bloomsburg, PA; Staff Sgt. James Dougherty of Rocky Point; Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer of Westhampton; and Staff Sgt. Christopher Petersen of Commack, then a senior Airman.
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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)
Democrat & Chronicle, -- Fri, 26 Feb 2021 Helicopter crash victims remembered: We lost three of our best The moment of silence in the aircraft hangar was pierced only by the airplane taking off in the distance. In ceremony befitting three fallen heroes, 400 people gathered to remember the selfless... (more)
WROC -- Fri, 26 Feb 2021 Memorial service honors fallen National Guard members ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) A memorial service was held Friday to honor the three National Guard soldiers who died last month after a helicopter crash in Mendon. Chief Warrant Officers 54-year-old... (more)