- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - Two training facilities at Fort Drum in northern New York are being named in honor of two World War II veterans.

Army officials are renaming one in honor of Lt. Colonel William J. O’Brien and the other for Sgt. Thomas A. Baker Jr.

Both men were from Troy, New York, and both received the Medal of Honor. They served in the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Division during World War II and were killed in action during battle on Saipan in the Marianas Islands in July 1944.

In honor of Lt. Col. O’Brien, the Operation Readiness Training Center will be renamed the O’Brien Readiness Training Center, while the Weapons Training Facility will be renamed the Baker Weapons Training Facility.

The ceremonies are Monday.

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