Harry F. Harrower
Highest Military RankPrivate (E2)
Tomb DatesJan 2050 - Jan 2051
Obituary1928 – 2016 Harry F. Harrower, age 87, passed away January 23, 2016. He was born in Shipman, Virginia. He was the son of Harry N. and Annie Lee (Kidd) Harrower. He served in the U.S. Army in the Old Guard as a guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and later deployed to Korea where he earned several awards including the Combat Infantryman Badge. After his discharge, he became an operating engineer with the I.U.O.E.,Local 542. He retired in 1990 and enjoyed life with his wife and best friend, the late Kate Harrower with whom he shared 58 years. Fred lived in Sharon Hill for 59 years before moving to Media. Fred is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Arthur) Belfi, Donna (Kevin) Jennings, and Diane Harrower. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, Laura (McDermott), and Caitlyn Belfi and by Christopher, Arthur, Michael, Loretta, and John Tustin and twelve great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Josephine Young. The family would like to thank the exemplary staff at Sunrise at Granite Run for the outstanding care he received during the past four years. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to The Veteran’s Trust Fund, https://donate.dmva.pa.gov. Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 26, 2016
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Is it true a Sentinel must commit for two years to guard the Tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
No, this is a false rumor. The average tour at the Tomb is about a 18 months. However, there is NO set time for service there. Sentinels live either in a barracks on Ft. Myer (the Army post located adjacent to the cemetery) or off base if they like. They do have a living quarters under the steps of the amphitheater where they stay during their 24 hour shifts. If they are of legal age, they may drink except while on duty.