Lonny A. LeGrand Jr.
Tomb PositionAssistant Relief Commander, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSGT (P)
Tomb DatesApr 1981 - Sep 1983
Military DatesSep 1978 - Nov 1985
Society MembershipFounding Father
Home City / StatePoplar Bluff, MO
Current City / StatePoquoson, MO
Units & Campaigns1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), Fort Riley, Kansas
1st Battalion, 3rd United States Infantry, The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia
4th Battalion, 68th Aviation, Fort Polk, Louisiana
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Identification Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Expert Marksmanship Badge - M-14 Rifle, M-60 Machine Gun
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Did you know?
How does the guard rotation work? Is it an 8 hour shift?
Currently, the Tomb Guards work on a three Relief (team) rotation - 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 96 hours off. However, over the years it has been different. The time off isn't exactly free time. It takes the average Sentinel 8 hours to prep their uniform for the next work day. Additionally, they have Physical Training, Tomb Guard training, and haircuts to complete before the next work day.