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Connecticut World War I Soldier Awarded Purple Heart
May 29, 2024
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Fredericks, the Connecticut National Guard's senior enlisted advisor, presents Rick Maynard a Connecticut World War I Campaign Medal in honor of his great-uncle's service with the 102nd Infantry Regiment in World War I. Sgt. Paul Maynard served with Company M in multiple battles across France and ultimately perished on the last day of the War.

Red Arrow Veteran Awarded Purple Heart Medal Posthumously
December 4, 2023
Maj. Eric Van Hout, an administrative officer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan Johnson, battalion command sergeant major, present a Purple Heart medal to Mike Muthig, the grandson of World War I veteran Pvt. George Arts. Arts enlisted in the battalion’s Company I and was severely wounded Aug. 4, 1918, during the battalion’s assault on the town of Fismes.

2 Ohio National Guard Soldiers awarded Purple Heart
April 13, 2022
Ohio Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Stephen Rhoades, center, commander of Special Troops Command (Provisional), pins the Purple Heart on Sgt. Tristan Meyers April 10, 2022, during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in North Canton, Ohio. Meyers was among U.S. service members injured during a missile attack Jan. 8, 2020, at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq.

Guardsmen honor World War II veteran on his 99th birthday
December 9, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni, assigned to the 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard, salutes World War II veteran Pfc. Joseph Casaburi on his 99th birthday after he survived a three-month long battle with COVID-19 at the nursing home Angus on Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., on Dec. 8, 2020.