Highest Military RankStaff Sergeant
Tomb DatesAug 2001 - Aug 2003
Military DatesOct 1998 - Jan 2008
Home City / StateAlexandria, VA
Current City / StateKansas City, MO
Tomb ReflectionsSo many memories with some of the most professional and disciplined guys I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
Nothing compares to the feeling of the first walk of a crisp morning, when it is only you and the unknowns, and the fog is creeping through the cemetery.
Units & Campaigns3rd Inf (TOG) Honor Guard Company, CCG
3rd Inf (TOG) H. Co.
25th Infantry Hawaii
Awards & DecorationsA lot of stuff that was fun and a lot not so fun.
Respect to those who board the rides to the nastiest places in the world for our freedom.
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Did you know?
Has anyone ever tried to get past the Tomb guards, or attempted to deface the Tomb?
Yes, that is the reason why we now guard the Tomb. Back in the early 1920's, we didn't have guards and the Tomb looked much different. It was flat at ground level without the 70 ton marble 'cap'. People often came to the cemetery in those days and a few actually used the Tomb as a picnic area, likely because of the view. Soon after in 1925, they posted a civilian guard. In 1926, a US Army soldier was posted during cemetery hours. On July 1, 1937 guard duty was expanded to the 24 hour watch. Since then, the ceremony has evolved throughout the years to what you see today. Today, most of the challenges faced by the Sentinels are tourists who are speaking too loudly or attempting to get a better picture (by entering the post).