• New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq and USO leaders applaud New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz as he receives the USO of Metropolitan New York's George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award at the organization's annual dinner in Manhattan on Dec. 9. Meltz, a resident of Cropseyville, NY and a New York State Trooper in civilian life, was serving as 1st Sgt. of D Company 108th Infantry in Afghanistan in 2008 when he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor after rescuing Soldiers from a damaged humvee and then joining the company commander in leading the company in repelling a Taliban ambush. This is the second year in a row in which the New York Army National Guard has represented the Army in receiving the prestigious award, which is presented to one member of each armed service annually. In 2008 the award went to 1st Sgt. Troy Steward of Buffalo, a member of 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry, who also served in Afghanistan.

    New York Army National Guard NCO Honored by USO

    New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq and USO leaders applaud New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz as he receives the USO of Metropolitan New York's George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award...

  • New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq congratulatesNew York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz following Meltz's receipt of George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York, at the organization's annual dinner in Manhattan on Dec. 9. 

 Meltz , a resident of Cropseyville, NY and  a New York State Trooper in civilian life, was serving as 1st Sgt. of D Company 108th Infantry in Afghanistan in 2008 when he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor after rescuing Soldiers from a damaged humvee and then joining the company commander in leading the company in repelling a Taliban ambush. 

 This is the second year in a row in which the New York Army National Guard has represented the Army in receiving the prestigious award, which is presented to one member of each armed service annually. 

 In 2008 the award went to 1st Sgt. Troy Steward of Buffalo, a member of 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry, who also served in Afghanistan

    New York Army National Guardsman Honored by USO

    New York, NY--General Raymond Odierno, the commander of Multi-National Forces- Iraq congratulatesNew York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz following Meltz's receipt of George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New...

  • New York, NY- New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz poses with his wife Colleen and daughter Ginny following his receipt of the prestigious George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York at the organization's annual Manhattan dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Meltz, a resident of Cropsyville, NY and a member of the New York State Police in civilian life, was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor for his actions in combat in Afghanistan in 2008 while serving as 1st Sgt. of the New York Army National Guard's D Company, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry.

    New York Army National Guard NCO Honored By USO

    New York, NY- New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz poses with his wife Colleen and daughter Ginny following his receipt of the prestigious George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award from the USO of Metropolitan New York at the...

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