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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News 12 -- Sat, 17 Mar 2018 NY Army National Guard prepares for Afghanistan deployment Members of the New York Army National Guard are set to leave home and prepare to serve overseas in Afghanistan. 300 members of the New York Army National Guard are spending their last day... (more)
Saratogian -- Sat, 17 Mar 2018 Irish soldiers mourned WWI losses on St. Patricks Day, 1918 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. --March 7, 1918 was the day the New York National Guardsmen of the 69th Infantry Regiment, New York Citys Fighting 69th, experienced their first major combat loss during... (more)
Defense.gov -- Wed, 14 Mar 2018 'Fighting 69th' to Lead New York Citys St. Patrick's Day Parade for 167th Year ALBANY, New York, March 14, 2018 More than 800 New York Army National Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, will lead the worlds largest St. Patricks Day Parade for the... (more)