Matt L. Kreeb
Highest Military RankSergeant
Tomb DatesAug 2002 - Aug 2005
Military DatesAug 2001 - Aug 2005
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateGilman, IL
Current City / StateFisher, IL
Tomb ReflectionsMy 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 & CampaignsBasic and Advanced Infantry Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia
Tomb Guard platoon, 3rd Infantry Regiment at Ft. Myer, Virginia
Awards & DecorationsTomb Guard Identification Badge
Airborne Parachutist badge
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Army Achievement Medal (3)
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
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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.