Jack S. Eaton
Highest Military RankSGT
Tomb DatesJan 1938 - Dec 1939
Military DatesJan 1937 - Dec 1941
Current City / StateBurton, Michigan
Tomb ReflectionsMr. Eaton served at the Tomb in 1938, 1939 and 1940. He was attached to the 5th Engineers at Ft. Humphreys (Belvoir). This was back in the day when TG’s performed two-week rotations in and out from Ft. Humphreys, Ft. Washington and Ft. Myer. Ft. Belvoir was dismissed from the rotation on January 16, 1941.
Units & Campaigns5th Engineers, Ft. Humphreys
5th Engineers, Ft. Washington
5th Engineers, Ft. Myer
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Did you know?
How many steps does the Sentinel take during their 'walk' by the Tomb of the Unknowns and why?
Twenty-one steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.