10 Jan '18, 6pm

N.Y. Army National Guard honors Syracuse man who was knighted by Dutch Queen in 1946

N.Y. Army National Guard honors Syracuse man who was knighted by Dutch Queen in 1946

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- A New York Army National Guard Honor Guard joined Dutch officials and the Dutch Air Force in providing funeral honors for a 98-year old Syracuse man who was a knight of the Netherlands-- one of the last four living holders of the Netherlands' highest military honor-- here on Friday, Jan. 5. Former United States Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Edward Fulmer was recognized by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in 1946 as a tribute to his heroism during the Operation Market-Garden airborne landings in Holland in September 1944. Sir Edward Fulmer - he gets the honorific because of his membership in the Military Order of William --died Dec. 31 at the Veteran Administration Hospital in Syracuse. Three New York National Guard Soldiers provided military honors for the family during a ceremony held at the Butler-Badman Funeral Home. "I feel much honored to be part of it,"...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/198894/ny_army_national_guar...

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