Tomb PositionCommander of the Relief
Highest Military RankSSG (P)
Tomb DatesFeb 2013 - Dec 2014
Home City / StateCabin Creek, WV
Current City / StateArlington, VA
Tomb ReflectionsWe are not here for selfish reasons,
We are here to Honor the Unknowns.
I will walk my tour in Humble Reverence.
Units & Campaigns2-508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed to Wardak, Afghanistan 03/07-03/08
1-12th INF REGT, Ft Carson, CO, Deployed to Zhari, Afghanistan 05/09-05/10
1-507th PIR (ABN School), Ft. Benning, GA
3rd INF REGT Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Awards & DecorationsPurple Heart- 1
Army Commendation Medal with"V"Device- 1
Army Commendation Medal- 5
Valorous Unit Award- 1
Meritorious Unit Citation- 1
Army Good Conduct Medal- 3
National Defense Service Medal- 1
Afghan Campaign Medal-Combat Star- 2
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal- 1
Non Commisioned Officer Preffesional Development Ribbon- 2
Army Service Ribbon- 1
Overseas Ribbon- 2
NATO Medal- 2
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge- 1
Combat Infantrymans Badge- 1
Expert Infantrymans Badge- 1
Pathfinder Badge- 1
Senior Rated Jumpmaster Badge 1
Parachutists Badge 1
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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?
How often are the Guards changed?
The Guard is changed every thirty minutes during the summer (April 1 to Sep 30) and every hour during the winter (Oct 1 to Mar 31). During the hours the cemetery is closed, the guard is changed every 2 hours. The Tomb is guarded, and has been guarded, every minute of every day since 1937.