David E McCamis
Tomb DatesMay 1976 - Jun 1977
Military DatesJun 1973 - Jun 1973
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateKansas City, MO
Current City / StateLahaina, HI
Tomb ReflectionsConducting a wreath laying ceremony with a high school group from Georgia. It's always a solemn occasion for us but as taps was being played, I noticed that both the kids who were representing their class had tears streaming down their cheeks. It was humbling to witness their reaction, especially in 1976 when the military was not at the height of its popularity.
Units & Campaigns2nd Batallion, 325 Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
Awards & DecorationsTomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge
Expert Infantry Badge
Expert Marksman Badge
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Did you know?
There is a small green shack next to the Tomb. What is it for?
'The Box' (as it is affectionately known) is used primarily during wreath laying ceremonies for the Sentinel to retreat to while flowers and Taps are being presented. There also is a phone with a direct line downstairs to the Tomb Guard Quarters. This is used in times of emergencies or just to notify the next shift of something.