Highest Military RankSFC
Tomb DatesSep 1975 - Feb 1977
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateRoanoke, VA
Current City / StateFort Worth, TX
Tomb ReflectionsI can remember when I was walking the mat on July 5, 1976 when the Gueen of England came an laid a wreath at the unknown soldier. I was posted in the box for approximately four hours until the ceremony was concluded; the Queen of England walked over to me as I was standing in the box, smiled and remarked my men are much better than you. To this day I still see her and remember her remarks. I just though to my self and laughed, "There is no one better than us."
Awards & DecorationsMSM,5 ARCOM, 2 OS, 6 GCM, 2 ND, Drill Sgt Badge, TUS badge,
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Did you know?
What is the process to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
Wreath laying ceremonies are conducted thousands of times each year by many organizations. If you are going soon, there is likely no availability for conducting this ceremony as the slots fill up at least six months in advance. Please visit arlingtoncemetery.mil for more detailed information and to request that honor if you are part of an organization planning a visit.
Wreaths are provided or arranged to be delivered by the public. All questions you may have about that ceremony can be answered on the ANC website or through the cemetery staff.