NEWBURGH--Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa (left) and Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, both members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing's 105th Base Defense Squadron, who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21 2015, have been awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for their actions that day. The two Air Guardsmen were honored for giving their lives to save other Airmen from a suicide bomber. Four other Airmen died alongside them.
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Rome Sentinel -- Wed, 16 Jun 2021 Whitesboro man receives promotion to senior master sergeant LATHAM Airman John McCormick, of Whitesboro, has been promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant at the 224th Air Defense Group during a recent ceremony, according to an announcement... (more)
Army.mil, -- Wed, 16 Jun 2021 New York National Guard celebrates Army birthday LATHAM, N.Y. An Army warrant officer who has been in uniform since 1978 and a private first class who has served just over a year joined forces to cut the Army birthday cake during the New... (more)
Patch.com -- Tue, 15 Jun 2021 NY Will Close COVID Testing Site, Return Glen Island To County NEW ROCHELLE, NY The first drive-through coronavirus testing site opened in New York will close on June 25. The end of testing at the Westchester County park marks something of a milestone.... (more)