Marcus K. Mayville
Tomb PositionAssistant Relief Commander, Commander of the Relief, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSFC
Tomb DatesJan 1988 - Oct 1990
Home City / StateFort Smith, AR
Current City / StateFort Smith, AR
Units & Campaigns3rd PLT (Firing Party), Charlie Company, 3rd U.S. INF REGT (TOG)
U.S. Army Drill Team, Echo Company, 3rd U.S. INF REGT (TOG)
DET 3, 95th DIV (TRNG)
3rd PLT (Firing Party), Delta Company, 3rd U.S. INF REGT (TOG)
TUS, Echo Company, 3rd U.S. INF REGT (TOG)
Foxtrot Company (Basic Russian), Defense Language Institute
Alpha Company, 106th MI BN, 6th INF DIV
CSG FORSCOM, 704th MI BDE
AETCAE, Alpha Company, 527th MI BN, 66th MI GRP
Charlie Company, 533 MI BN, 66th MI GRP
Alpha Company, 312 MI BN, 1st CAV DIV, Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia-Herzegovina
HSC, 105th MI BN, 66th MI GRP
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Did you know?
Is it true after two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as Guard of the Tomb, that there are only 600 presently worn, and that the Guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin?
The Tomb Guard Identification Badge (TGIB) is awarded after the Sentinel passes a series of tests. The TGIB is permanently awarded after a Sentinel has served nine months as a Sentinel at the Tomb. Over 600 have been awarded since its creation in the late 1950's (on average 10 per year). And while the TGIB can be revoked, the offense must be such that it discredits the Tomb of the Unknowns. Revocation is at the 3rd Infantry Regimental Commander’s discretion and can occur while active duty or even when the Sentinel is a civilian. The TGIB is a full size award, worn on the right pocket of the uniform jacket, not a lapel pin.