Badge

Alfred E Savard

Tomb Position

Sentinel

Tomb Relief

1st

Highest Military Rank

Specialist 3rd Class

Tomb Dates

Sep 1956 - Feb 1957

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Pacomia, CA

Current City / State

Paula Valley, CA

Tomb Reflections

I 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 & Decorations

Tomb 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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The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) is able to provide our programs, events, assistance, scholarships, and services due to the generosity of its members, organizations, and individuals. SHGTUS does not receive institutional funding. Note: The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions may be fully tax deductible.