Tomb PositionCommander of the Relief
Tomb DatesMay 1959 - Jul 1960
Society MembershipLifetime Member
ObituarySergeant Major Vanlandingham died on May 9th, 2012 and was inurned at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium court 7 on October 10th, 2012. He served the Tomb as Relief Commander from January 1959 through December 1960.
Memories & Condolences
Flags In @ ANC reminds me of Dad today, as I think of the Old Guard putting flags in front of every gravestone and at the columbarium, now where Dad rests. Love you, Dad!
With your picture on my desk, there isn't a day I don't think of you. It's so hard to sum up in words how much you meant and always will mean to me. Being a little girl and hiding behind your chair to 'surprise' you when you came home from work was the highlight of coming to visit you and grandmom. I was always greeted with a huge, warm smile and I'll never forgot that. I love you, grandad.
I'm so proud of the man my father was. An exemplary soldier but even more honorable dad. I miss him every single day.
Most people know about his dedication to his country, and his family knows him best for his dedication to his family, protecting all of us, making sure we are all taken care, always. His number one commitment was to providing for his family that he loved more than anything. We all remember that love.
Always my hero, Dad....
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Did you know?
There is a small green shack next to the Tomb. What is it for?
'The Box' (as it is affectionately known) is used primarily during wreath laying ceremonies for the Sentinel to retreat to while flowers and Taps are being presented. There also is a phone with a direct line downstairs to the Tomb Guard Quarters. This is used in times of emergencies or just to notify the next shift of something.