New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, (left) Maj. Michael Tillistrand the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion plans officer and Lt. Col. Gurpreet Singh, the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Commander, lay a memorial wreath at the Gen. Douglas MacArthur memorial located at West Point, N.Y on November 8, 2019. MacArthur was the officer who suggested the formation of a multi-state division in 1917. He later went on to command the division.
The wreath is one of several presented at the 42nd Infantry Divisions markers on, or around, Veterans Day to commemorate the history of the division which was organized over a hundred years ago. The wreaths are purchased by the Rainbow Division Veteran's Foundation and presented by New York Army National Guard Soldiers.
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WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)
Associated Press, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots MENDON, N.Y. (AP) The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials... (more)
CBS 6 -- Wed, 20 Jan 2021 Hundreds from New York among National Guard on inauguration duty CAPITAL REGION, NY (WRGB) The country prides itself on a peaceful transition of power and in a year of division and unrest, the National Guard was at the ready to ensure that happened Wednesday.... (more)