Douglas Garrett

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Aug 1984 - Oct 1985

Military Dates

Oct 1982 - Oct 1986

Home City / State

Klamath Falls, OR

Current City / State

Silverton, OR

Tomb Reflections

I started out on 3rd Relief and earned my badge with them. I was assigned to 1st Relief shortly after earning my badge, and worked as Assistant Relief Commander alongside Relief Commander Ken Gordon until my ETS date.
There are so many reflections from my time at TUS. The meeting of MOH recipients and dignitaries/leaders from around the world are near the top of the list. I had the privilege of being part of President Reagans second inauguration along with other TUS members at that time.
My most sincere reflections came slowly as I matured as a Sentinel from New Man through Asst. Relief Commander. During Night hours and through Summer guard changes, stuffed with tourists, I slowly realized and embraced the responsibility of the sacred duty I had been given. This realization continues to grow deeper and deeper as I reflect back on that time from three plus decades ago.

Units & Campaigns

-Alpha Co. 1/503rd, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Ky
-Echo Co. 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (TUS), Ft. Myers, VA

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