Robert L Jewell
Highest Military RankSergeant E5
Tomb DatesNov 1974 - Oct 1975
Military DatesFeb 1973 - Feb 1977
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateUrbandale, IA
Current City / StateTellico Village, TN
Units & CampaignsBravo Co - 1st Casket team
Echo Co - Tomb Guard
Awards & DecorationsNational Defense Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Basic Parachutists Badge
Meritorious Service Medal
Tomb Guard Identification Badge
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Did you know?
How does the guard rotation work? Is it an 8 hour shift?
Currently, the Tomb Guards work on a three Relief (team) rotation - 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 96 hours off. However, over the years it has been different. The time off isn't exactly free time. It takes the average Sentinel 8 hours to prep their uniform for the next work day. Additionally, they have Physical Training, Tomb Guard training, and haircuts to complete before the next work day.