Robert B Hosler
Highest Military RankFirst Sergeant
Tomb DatesApr 1983 - Apr 1984
Home City / StateVan Nuys, CA
Current City / StateDes Moines, IA
Units & Campaigns3RD US INF E Co (Honor Guard): 1ST Presidential Marching Platoon, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
101ST ABN DIV: B Co 3/327TH INF, HHC 3/327TH INF
34TH INF (Iowa): A CO 1-133RD INF, C TRP 1-113TH CAV, HHT 1-113TH CAV, JFHQ-IA
Awards & DecorationsBronze Star Medal-1//Purple Heart Medal-1//Meritorious Service Medal-1//Army Commendation Medal-5//Army Achievement Medal-6//Army Good Conduct Medal-3//Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal-2//National Defense Service Medal-2//Armed Forces Reserve Medal-1w/M Device-4//NATO Medal-Former Republic of Yugoslavia-1//Global War on Terrorism Medal-1//Iraq Campaign Medal-w2 Campaign Stars//Kosovo Campaign Medal-w1 Campaign Star//Multi-National Force and Observers Medal-1//Non-commissioned Officers PROF Development Ribbon-3//Army Service Ribbon-1//Overseas Service Ribbon-1//Army Reserve Components Training Ribbon-2//Driver and Mechanic Badge//Expert Infantry Badge//Air Assault Badge//Combat Action Badge//Tomb of the Unknown Soldier IDENT Badge//Meritorious Unit Commendation-1//Iowa Meritorious Medal-2//Iowa Commendation Medal-2//Iowa Humanitarian Service Ribbon-2//Iowa Service Ribbon-3//Iowa Leadership w/Torch Ribbon//Bronze Medallion of the Order of St. George
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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.