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News stories tagged with "2nd-108th"

State Senate Wants Retirement Benefits for Blinded North Country Guardsman

A bill passed by the state Senate yesterday would offer extra retirement pay and health coverage to a North Country prison guard. Christopher Paiser was blinded by shrapnel last year while serving in Iraq with the National Guard. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Pentagon Considers More National Guard Call-ups

Hundreds of North Country soldiers with the National Guard's 2nd of the 108th infantry battalion have just returned from Iraq. The Pentagon is now considering a policy that could require National Guardsmen to serve multiple deployments -- some lasting as long as two years. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Iraq Diary, Pt. 23: New Reservists from New York, Vermont Head to Iraq

Hundreds of New York National Guard soldiers serving with the 2nd of the 108th in Iraq have passed their one-year mark. The reservists will be returning home to the U.S. in January or February. But they'll be replaced by other reserve units from New York and Vermont that are now shipping overseas. This week as part his audio diary, Major Eric Olsen -- a chaplain from Saranac Lake -- headed to Camp Orion's internet café to talk with Zachary Estergard, a young soldier from Syracuse who's just begun a tour of duty.  Go to full article

New York Reservist Killed in Iraq

A Brooklyn soldier serving in a unit alongside North Country reservists was killed last week in Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed the death yesterday. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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