Tomb PositionAssistant Relief Commander, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSSG
Tomb DatesApr 2007 - Jul 2010
Military DatesOct 2006 - Mar 2017
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateOak Grove, KY
Current City / StateOak Grove, KY
Tomb ReflectionsCompleted 2,000 walks, over 250 guard changes, and several times as a speaker for visiting Honor Flights at their dinners.
Units & CampaignsOperation Enduring Freedom
Awards & DecorationsCombat Infantrymen Badge, Airborne, Air Assault, Tomb Guard Identification Badge (568), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism, National Defense Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmen Badge, NATO ISAF Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Service Ribbon
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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?
What is it like to guard in bad weather?
The Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are completely dedicated to their duty of guarding the Tomb. In fact, line eight of our Sentinel's Creed refers to the "discomfort of the elements". Because of their dedication, the weather does not bother them. In fact, it is considered an honor to walk the mat during inclement weather. It gets cold, it gets hot and the mission continues as it has unbroken since 1937.