Henry S. Pickerel

Tomb Position

Commander of the Relief

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank

Master Sergeant

Tomb Dates

Jan 1938 - Jun 1938

Society Membership



"He served in the U.S. Army for 33 years. His first tour of duty was the ceremonial detachment at Ft. Myer, VA. which included assignments at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. During World War Il he served in the Pacific Theater. After World War Il he returned to the Ft. Myer ceremonial detachment. ln 1948 he was assigned to the Pentagon, office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Omar Bradley and he continued with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving Generals Taylor, Ridgeway, Lemnitzer, and Wheeler until his retirement in 1970.

He then began a 17-year career as a Deputy U.S. Marshall and was assigned to the Federal Reserve Board working with chairman’s Paul Volker, Dr. Arthur Burns, and Alan Greenspan. During his career with the Army and Federal Reserve Board, he was afforded many opportunities to meet historic figures from presidents to foreign heads of state, to attending an audience with Pope John."

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