- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The commander of a New York Army National Guard unit will travel to Louisiana for a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the death of eight Louisiana guardsmen killed in Iraq while serving alongside New Yorkers.

Lt. Col Sean Flynn of Albany, commander of the New York City-based 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, and members of his unit will honor the fallen Louisiana Army National Guard members on Saturday at a ceremony in Houma (HOH’-muh), 55 miles southwest of New Orleans.

Six of the soldiers, all members of Houma-based Company C of the 156th Infantry, were killed on Jan. 6, 2005, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Baghdad. The other two soldiers were killed later in 2005 while serving with the 69th Infantry near Baghdad.

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