FREDERICKSBURG,VA-- Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers (on left) from Battery A 1st Battalion 111th Field Artillery. and the 116th Special Troops Battalion exchange salutes with New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A 1st Battalion 69th Infantry during a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, which was fought on Dec. 9, 1862. The 69th Infantry, and the ancestors of the Virginia Army National Guard units, fought against each other during the battle. The members of A Company visited the battle field to commemorate the event. The unit representatives met along the "Sunken Road" where the Confederates had dug in to resist the Union assault. Members of the 69th Infantry put springs of green in their coats, to mark themselves as an Irish regiment, before they charged the Confederate lines that day.
Dec 11, 2012
NEW YORK--The family of Spc. Wilfredo Urbina, a member of Company A, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, views a portait of the Soldier, who was killed in Iraq, during a special Portrait Presentation Ceremony at the Lexington Avenue Armory in Manhattan on March 15th. Artist Phil Taylor from the American Fallen Soldier Project devoted more than 80 hours to the painting of Urbina who was killed in November 2004. From the left is niece Sydney Urbina, sister Jeanin, Mother Jeanette and father Agusta. The honor guard Soldier is Pfc. George Dominguez from the Bronx, assigned to Co A, 1st Battalion 69th Inf.
Mar 16, 2010