LATHAM-- The Youngest and oldest Soldiers present cut the birthday cake during an Army birthday ceremony at the New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham N.Y. on June 14 2018. Cutting the cake are from left Sgt. Tyler Center the youngest Soldier Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields commander of the New York Army National Guard and Master Sgt. John Batza the oldest Soldier present. New York Army National Guard members celebrated the 243rd Birthday of the United States Army.