Highest Military RankSergeant
Tomb DatesSep 1979 - Apr 1981
Military DatesJan 1977 - Apr 1987
Home City / StateWheaton, MD
Current City / StateFrederick, MD
Units & Campaigns3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia
VII Corp, Stuttgart, Germany
USAISC-Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Awards & DecorationsArmy Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award)
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2nd Award)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge
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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?
Is the rifle that the Sentinel carries loaded?
Tomb Guards carry fully functional M14 rifles. Given the current climate surrounding the relatively recent tragic events in Canada (attack upon the guard at the Canadian War Memorial), we will no longer be answering questions relating to specifics regarding current security and armament at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We appreciate your understanding.
Rest assured, that the US Army has the post secured as it has been since we started guard duty at the shrine in 1926.