Bobbi G Townsend
Highest Military Rank1SG
Tomb DatesOct 1975 - Feb 1977
Military DatesSep 1974 - Mar 1995
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateSan Diego, CA
Current City / StateSilver Creek, CA
Tomb ReflectionsWreath bearer at the Christmas Sentinel Wreath Laying Ceramony
Units & CampaignsA Co, 15 MI BN (AE) Desert Shield/Desert Storm
A Co, 1st MI BN (AE)
HHS, 1st MI BN (AE)
B CO US Army Intelligence Center and School
73d Combat Intelligence Company (Aerial Surveilance)
US Army Electronic Proving Grounds
E Co, 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard) USADT/TUS
D Co, 3d US Infantry (TOG)
Awards & DecorationsMSM (2d Award), Air Medal, ARCOM (2d Award) AAM (2d Award), GCMDL (6th Award), NDSM, SWA Campain (2), NCOPD (4), ASR, OSR (2), Liberation of Kawait (SA)
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Did you know?
How many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.