Alfred E Savard
Highest Military RankSpecialist 3rd Class
Tomb DatesSep 1956 - Feb 1957
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StatePacomia, CA
Current City / StatePaula Valley, CA
Tomb ReflectionsI was on guard duty the fall of 1956 when the Gold Star Mothers of the First World War laid a wreath. They were all dressed in white skirts and blouses, caps with gold braids and shoulder wraps. The relationship between the Gold Star Mothers and the WWI Unknown Soldier was that the Unknown Soldier interred on the plaza could have been one of their sons. A very humbling moment for me.
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Identification Badge*
*There were 30 Tomb Guard Identification Badges that have no numbers because the awards did not start until February 1958, but thanks to the Board of Directors of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS), these medals were awarded. I am proud to be one of them.
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