NY National Guard Soldiers help authorities rescue civilians in Irene's aftermath
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A pair of New York Army National Guard Soldiers worked with Greene County emergency personnel and New York State Police to help rescue almost two dozen civilians stranded by Hurricane Irene’s raging, dangerous floodwaters on Aug. 29. Lt. Col. Albert Thiem of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Maj. Robert Giordano of Rexford, N.Y., and Greene County Deputy Sheriff’s Deputy J.R. DelVecchio located the civilians across a flooded creek and coordinated their rescue by a state police helicopter.
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