Soldier experiences recorded

LATHAM - The New York Army National Guard is out to tell the story of its 6,000 past and present Soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001 - including about 1,000 from the Capital Region.

Army National Guard soldiers and guard veterans will be asked to contribute their histories and photographs to a digital history of the state Army National Guard's role in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Titled "Remember My Service," the project is intended to gather detailed historic information for inclusion in Army National Guard official records.

E-mails will be sent to current members and former National Guard Soldiers who were called to active duty.

Veteran Soldiers can register at www.rmsrollcall.org to find their deployed unit and participate in the historical collection. A link to this site can be found at the Military and Naval Affairs Web site at dmna.state.ny.us/index.php.

Veteran Guard members will be urged to offer photos and personal stories online and in person during project meetings at selected armories around New York.

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