New York state Sen. Patty Ritchie (top left) and Fort Drum Soldiers visit Julian Ross (front and center), an Oswego County second-grader battling cancer. The Soldiers named Ross an honorary sergeant. Flanking Ross are Sgt. Francisco Bernardino and Sgt. Brad Johnson. Joining Ritchie are (from left): Col. Patrick N. Kaune, Maj. Darrick Gutting and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Oldroyd.