Tomb PositionCommander of the Relief, Sentinel
Highest Military RankE-5
Tomb DatesNov 1969 - Jan 1971
Home City / StateWallingford, CT
Current City / StateBluffton, SC
Units & CampaignsCo.E (Honor Guard Co.) 1st.Bn.3rd.Inf. Ft. Myer,VA.
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Ident. Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
Army Commendation Medal
National Defence Medal
Good Conduct Medal
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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.
Did you know?
How often are the Guards changed?
The Guard is changed every thirty minutes during the summer (April 1 to Sep 30) and every hour during the winter (Oct 1 to Mar 31). During the hours the cemetery is closed, the guard is changed every 2 hours. The Tomb is guarded, and has been guarded, every minute of every day since 1937.