Matt L. Kreeb

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Aug 2002 - Aug 2005

Military Dates

Aug 2001 - Aug 2005

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Gilman, IL

Current City / State

Fisher, IL

Tomb Reflections

My experience of guarding the Tomb was a unique adventure which continues to affect me years later. The magnitude of responsibility to appropriately honor the Unknowns was humbling; while the accomplishment of proficiency was empowering. The standards I learned while guarding endure as a gauge in every facet of my life. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to memorialize the Unknowns and all that they represent.

Units & Campaigns

Basic and Advanced Infantry Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia
Tomb Guard platoon, 3rd Infantry Regiment at Ft. Myer, Virginia

Awards & Decorations

Tomb Guard Identification Badge
Airborne Parachutist badge
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Army Achievement Medal (3)
Good Conduct Medal
PLDC ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal

Support the Society

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.