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David R Roberts

Tomb Position

Commander of the Relief, Sentinel

Tomb Relief

3rd

Highest Military Rank

E-5

Tomb Dates

Apr 1972 - Apr 1974

Military Dates

Oct 1971 - Oct 1974

Society Membership

Member

Home City / State

Gainesboro, TN

Current City / State

Knoxville, TN

Tomb Reflections

On a very snowy day, as relief commander, I went up for an early a.m. guard change. Because of the snow the cemetery was so quiet and peaceful and there were no civilians present for the guard change. After the guard change, I happen to look down into the cemetery. I saw a lady all by herself kneeling at one of the graves. It was one of the most moving moments I had as either a sentienel or relief commander.

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