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Hillsborough National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities

East Brunswick created a Field of Flags at Veterans Park in the municipal complex from Memorial Day to Flag Day. A portion of the proceeds of the sales of the flags were donated to support American military veterans. Any unclaimed flags were donated to East Brunswick VFW Post 133. 

Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the State of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Daniel Mcgraw from Hillsborough, assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, received a promotion to the rank of specialist on March 4.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential, according to information provided by the New York National Guard on May 17.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber citizen soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com


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