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Last Walk Challenge Coin
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A special challenge coin has been created to commemorate the “Last Walk” that is taken by a Tomb Guard. This challenge coin measures 2’’ in diameter and is made up from three different metals. The back of the coin can be engraved with two lines, each line can contain up to 21 characters of engraving. Spaces between words or dates count as a character. You can order more than one coin. Engraving can take up to one week to complete.
Examples of what can be engraved on each coin include:
Date and or time of Last Walk
Year of Last Walk
Indicate what engraved text you would want on your coin(s) in the notes on your order. Please contact the assistant quartermaster Dave Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding ordering your challenge coins.
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Did you know?
How long does the Sentinel hesitate after the facing movement to begin the return walk? Is the rifle carried on the same shoulder all the time?
The Sentinel does not execute an about face, rather they stop on the 21st step, then turn and face the Tomb for 21 seconds. They then turn to face back down the mat, change the weapon to the outside shoulder, mentally count off 21 seconds, then step off for another 21 step walk down the mat. They face the Tomb at each end of the 21 step walk for 21 seconds. The Sentinel then repeats this over and over until the the Guard Change ceremony begins.