Edmond Gittens, Jr.

Tomb Position

Sergeant of the Guard

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Sep 1989 - May 1991

Military Dates

Oct 1976 - May 1997

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Hyattsville, MD

Current City / State

Port St Lucie, MD

Tomb Reflections

I will always credit my duty assignment as Sergeant Of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknowns and also the Color Guard Sergeant, Continental Color Guard with contributing immensely to the manner in which I’ve conducted myself as a soldier and as a civilian. Being a member of The Old Guard, 3d Inf. Regiment made me a better person, father and mentor to others. I was able to be in the presence of the Queen of England, President Bush, VP Dan Quayle and numerous other dignataries and heads of states. In my heart I’ll always be a Tomb Guard. Line 6 is always in effect!!!

Units & Campaigns

Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Good Conduct Medal

Awards & Decorations

Tomb Guard badge
Gold Recruiter’s badge
Air Assault Badge
Expert Marksmanship (Rifle)

Support the Society

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) is able to provide our programs, events, assistance, scholarships, and services due to the generosity of its members, organizations, and individuals. SHGTUS does not receive institutional funding. Note: The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions may be fully tax deductible.