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Citizen soldier from Dewittville extends service to state, nation

December 21, 2011
Westfield Republican
LATHAM, NY — Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Staff Sgt. David Pitts from Dewittville, N.Y., has reenlisted to continue service with the Company E, 3-142d Aviation Rear.

“Over the past 3 years the New York Army National Guard has come from far below authorized strength to 100 percent strength,” Murphy said in remarks to the force. “Our priority is to provide ready forces for both state and federal missions and readiness starts with maintaining our strength.

“We have more than 16,000 men and women in the Army and Air National Guard with each individual member having an important role.”


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