Dann G. Druen
Tomb PositionAssistant Relief Commander, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSergeant
Tomb DatesJan 1997 - Oct 1999
Military Dates- Oct 1999
Society MembershipFounding Father
Home City / StateShelbyville, KY
Current City / StateTampa, FL
Tomb ReflectionsThere are too many memorable moments to record on this page, but I will mention a ritual I developed while guarding the Tomb in the middle of the night. I would stand near the Unknowns while facing our nation’s capitol and share my most intimate thoughts and prayers with the Unknowns; a very humbling, spiritual and motivating experience.
Units & CampaignsBasic Training and Advanced Infantry, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry, Ft Benning, Georgia
Guidon, Colors Team, and Marching Element, Bravo Company (Battlehard), 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, Virginia
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hotel Company and Echo Company (Honor Guard), 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, Virginia
Awards & DecorationsArmy Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
National Defense Service Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Service Ribbon
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Tomb Guard Identification Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
Certificate of Participation, Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Joint Services Operations, Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States
Air Assault Badge
Certificate of Achievement, The Old Guard, Physical Fitness Excellence (3rd Award).
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Did you know?
What is the process to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
Wreath laying ceremonies are conducted thousands of times each year by many organizations. If you are going soon, there is likely no availability for conducting this ceremony as the slots fill up at least six months in advance. Please visit arlingtoncemetery.mil for more detailed information and to request that honor if you are part of an organization planning a visit.
Wreaths are provided or arranged to be delivered by the public. All questions you may have about that ceremony can be answered on the ANC website or through the cemetery staff.