James M Cardamon

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Sep 1957 - May 1958

Military Dates

Jun 1956 - Jun 1962

Society Membership

Founding Father

Home City / State

Mt. Lebanon, PA

Current City / State

Hermitage, PA

Tomb Reflections

Being on Post when Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath in the Fall of 1957

Being the seventh man in the Army to receive the TGIB on 7 Feb 1958. The first day they were awarded.

One day a Nun stopped at the North end of the mat while I was facing DC, at that time they could get that close to us, and I heard her say \" God Bless you son for what you\'re doing. It made a young man realize the impact our duty had on people.

Units & Campaigns

Fort Knox, Kentucky, 8 weeks Basic Training

Fort Dix, NJ November Co., 4th Training Reg. Advanced Infantry Training

3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, VA

U. S. Army Drill Team/Color Team

Awards & Decorations


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