Tomb PositionCommander of the Relief, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSgt/E-5
Tomb DatesAug 1975 - Apr 1977
Military DatesJul 1973 - Mar 1979
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateCampbell, CA
Current City / StateBuckeye, AZ
Units & CampaignsCDEC, Fort Hunter Liggett, Jolon, CA (attached to 7th Inf Division, Fort Ord, CA)
CO A, 3rd US Infantry Division, TOG, Fort McNair, Wash, DC
CO E, 3rd US Infantry Division, TOG, Fort Myer, VA
USAREC, Los Angeles District Recruiting Command, Glendale Recruiting Station, CA
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Identification Badge
National Defense Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
US Army Recruiter Badge
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Did you know?
Is it true a Sentinel must commit for two years to guard the Tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
No, this is a false rumor. The average tour at the Tomb is about a 18 months. However, there is NO set time for service there. Sentinels live either in a barracks on Ft. Myer (the Army post located adjacent to the cemetery) or off base if they like. They do have a living quarters under the steps of the amphitheater where they stay during their 24 hour shifts. If they are of legal age, they may drink except while on duty.