Andrew L Henry
Tomb DatesNov 1977 - Sep 1978
Society MembershipLifetime Member
ObituaryAndrew Lawrence Henry, 36, died at 9:29 PM Sunday, July 5, 1992, in Home Hospital, Lafayette. He was injured in a motorcycle accident at 7:10 PM Sunday in Clinton County. Mr. Henry worked in the transportation division at Frito-Lay in Frankfort. Born on June 22, 1956, in Frankfort, he was a 1974 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1982 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in construction technology. Mr. Henry served for 3 1/2 years in the Army Third Infantry "Old Guard". He served as Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a member of the Silent Drill Team, and the White House Soldier Detail. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort. Surviving are a daughter, Lindsay Nichole Henry of Frankfort; his parents, Lawrence and Mary Gearheart Henry of Frankfort; two sisters, Anna Marie (Mrs. Charles) Wallace of Frankfort and Lora Leah Henry of Indianapolis; also two nephews, a niece, and four aunts, Mildred Winkler, Betty Gearheart, Marie Richey and Sallie Damjanovic. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Victoria Henry. Service July 9 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort; internment Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. -- Lafayette Journal & Courier - Tue 7/7/1992
Memories & Condolences
Andy was good guy with a great sense of humor. So sorry to learn of his passing..
ANDY HENRY WAS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS IN THE ARMY. I FLEW OUT TO HIS FUNERAL IN 93. OTHER GUARDS THERE WERE ALAN HUMBIRD, MATT PAGELS AND DAN MOORE. WE ALL WERE PALLBEARERS AT HIS FUNERAL. I MISS MY FRIEND ANDY STILL. HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND AN OUTSTANDING SENTINEL. ANDY WAS ALSO A SENIOR SOLOIST ON THE US ARMY DRILL TEAM. Thank you Sergeant Jankowski for sharing this photo. Eddie Powers, 1st relief
As Second Relief Commander, Sergeant Henry was on my relief as a new man and received the Tomb Guard Identification Badge. As I remember he was an outstanding soldier and sentinel. I have a photo of him being posted by me in 1978.
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Is it true after two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as Guard of the Tomb, that there are only 600 presently worn, and that the Guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin?
The Tomb Guard Identification Badge (TGIB) is awarded after the Sentinel passes a series of tests. The TGIB is permanently awarded after a Sentinel has served nine months as a Sentinel at the Tomb. Over 600 have been awarded since its creation in the late 1950's (on average 10 per year). And while the TGIB can be revoked, the offense must be such that it discredits the Tomb of the Unknowns. Revocation is at the 3rd Infantry Regimental Commander’s discretion and can occur while active duty or even when the Sentinel is a civilian. The TGIB is a full size award, worn on the right pocket of the uniform jacket, not a lapel pin.