Subscriber login

News
What you need to know for 08/21/2017

New York vet honored on 70th anniversary of attack

New York vet honored on 70th anniversary of attack

An upstate county is honoring a local World War II veteran who survived a Pacific island attack that

An upstate county is honoring a local World War II veteran who survived a Pacific island attack that claimed the lives of hundreds of Americans, including scores of New Yorkers.

Albany County's Honor a Veteran Program is paying tribute to the late John Goot of Cohoes (kuh-HOHZ') on Monday, the 70th anniversary of the mass suicide attack Japanese forces launched on Saipan against the Army's 27th Infantry Division, a former New York National Guard unit.

The attack by more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and sailors hit the division's 105th Regiment, which lost more than 400 killed and another 500 wounded. Many of the casualties were from the Albany region as well as other upstate areas, New York City and Long Island.

Goot, who was wounded at Saipan, died last November at age 91.

View Comments
Hide Comments
0 premium 1 premium 2 premium 3 premium 4 premium 5 premium 6 premium 7 premium article articles remaining SUBSCRIBE TODAY

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In