GDSM Steve Taracido: Passed away on Friday, 12 April 2019.


The family of Steve Taracido is requesting that the OG conduct our ritual at the Ortiz funeral home on Monday, 15 April 2019.

Time and uniform should be coordinated by the commander.


Wake will be at Ortiz Funeral home at 2121 Westchester Ave Bronx NY 10463 from 4 pm until 9 Pm Monday, 15 April 2019.


Church service at Saint Barnabas 409 East 241 street Bronx NY at 1045 am, Tuesday, 16 April 2019.


Followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Old Guard City of NY plot


Howard Haider -  22 September 2016

Chief Haider's military service started on November 21, 1963 in the 258th FA, NYARNG; first in the 4th Bn (HJ) then the 1st Bn (155MM/8in Howitzer's) and concluded his enlisted career in E Btry (TA). The enlisted positions with the 258th FA were: wheel vehicle mechanic, Battery Motor Sergeant, Battalion Survey Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant, and several First Sergeant assignments to include; Headquarters Battery, Service Battery, Rocket Firing Battery, Howitzer Battery, and the Target Acquisition Battery. Warrant Officer service as Automotive Technician and manual Property Book Officer in a 105MM Howitzer Bn, 155MM/8in Howitzer Bn, and Support Maintenance Technician in HHD STARC NY. He was the first to achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five in New York State. Ending on March 25, 2003 as a (CW5) as the Ordnance Policy Action Officer for HHD STARC, NYARNG. Retired as the Shop Superintendent of Combined Support Maintenance Shop "B" for the NYARNG.
Chief Haider's sense of community service includes labor, religious, and fraternal activities, both past and present and serving in leadership roles; The Bronx Chapter of the National Guard technician labor union (ACT); The Commandants Council of Cadet Organizations; Statue of Liberty Chapter of the US Army Warrant Officer Association; and St. Kevin's Youth Guild. He was actively engaged with the St. Kevin's Sea Cadets for 40 plus years; President of the Empire State Warrant Officers Association; Executive Director of the Military Association of New York; Vice President for NG Affairs of the US Army Warrant Officers Association; Commander of Bayside Post 510 American Legion. He served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Guard Association of the US; The Military Officer Association; The Ordnance Association; The Association of the US Army; The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem and the Old Guard of the City of New York. He also did consulting for the Eagle Support Group.
Chief Haider was serving as Prior X of the Priory of St. Patrick, of the Grand Priory of the United States, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (OSMTH). He held the dignity of Grand Officier. He was honored by being designated as a Commander in the Order of Merit of the Temple of Jerusalem (GPUSA).
Also, he was serving as the Colonel and Commandant of the Old Guard of the City of New York. 
He was devoted to his family, Christine, and their son Howard Jr. Married 49 years; residing in Fresh Meadows, NY. 

Don Ferguson  16 June 2017

Don Ferguson a longtime member of the 71st Infantry, former Commander of the 102nd Engineer Bn., and a former 42nd inf. Division G4 passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017.  He was also a member of the Old Guard of the City of New York, assigned to Company A.