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Guard celebrates 375 years of history

SrA Hilary Crispell of the 105th Air Wing, right, is reenlisted by Adjunct General Patrick Murphy during a ceremony Tuesday in Latham to celebrate the 375th birthday of the National Guard.
SrA Hilary Crispell of the 105th Air Wing, right, is reenlisted by Adjunct General Patrick Murphy during a ceremony Tuesday in Latham to celebrate the 375th birthday of the National Guard.
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Michael Patterson Jr. couldn’t have received a grander induction into the New York National Guard. After successfully passing his physical Tuesday morning, the 17-year-old Ballston Spa High School junior took his oath standing before several hundred guardsmen gathered at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Colonie. And the one swearing him in just happened to be Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the state’s highest-ranking guardsman. “It was pretty amazing, actually,” beamed the young ...


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