LATHAM--Youngest and oldest Soldiers present cut the birthday cake during Army Birthday ceremonies at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham N.Y. on June 17 2017. Cutting the cake are from left PFC Jade Richards the youngest Solldier Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields commander of the New York Army National Guard Col. James Freehart the oldest Soldier present and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gordon Jacobs another Army veteran.New York Army National Guard members celebrated the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army.