Task force born on 9/11 still guards New York
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
Spc. Armando Chadilliquen of the New York National Guard is seen in front of the Statue of Liberty on Aug. 27, 2009, during a break from his duties with Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which has been continuously providing military support to civilian authorities since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Chadilliquen still remembers his first formation immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. "Our captain asked us if there was a chance that [we were] going to war, if there were any volunteers, and we all raised our hands."
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