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Part of West Lydius Street, from Carman Road to Church Road, is being renamed for Guilderland resident Army First Lieutenant Lanny G. Ladouceur, who was killed in Vietnam.

Lanny Ladouceur, a helicopter pilot shot down in Vietnam in 1970, will have part of a road in Guilderland dedicated to his memory at a ceremony on Jan. 19. His mother, who at 94 is thought to be the oldest Gold Star Mother in Albany County, and the woman who was married to him when he died will both be on hand for the tribute at Town Hall.

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has launched a new campaign to help homeless veterans and their families in Albany County.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo board will decide in November whether to increase the exemption and, if it does vote to increase it, by how much.

The roads they travelled now honor five Hilltown men who died in the Vietnam War.

The mood was solemn last Thursday at the Vietnam Memorial Wall near the town hall in Princetown. People came to remember those who died during the war.

Memorials to  a much-loved town clerk and to Rensselaerville veterans look their mid-summer best.

On Saturday, June 11, ILoVeterans held a fundraiser at the Altamont Fairgrounds to raise funds for the veterans at home while on Sunday June 12, a group of runners for the Run for the Fallen came through Guilderland honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Rafael A. Nieves Sr. of Guilderland, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011, addresses the crowd that gathered at Town Hall Wednesday for a ceremony to mark the naming of a section of East Lydius Street where he lives after his son.

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