Stephen Shodeen

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank

Sergeant First Class

Tomb Dates

Dec 1991 - Feb 1995

Military Dates

Jun 1985 - Sep 2007

Society Membership


Home City / State

Fremont, CA

Current City / State


Tomb Reflections

The peaceful Sunrise or Sunset walks, alone with the Unknowns. Easter Sunrise service in the Memorial Amphitheater with my wife.
Walking the cemetery on my days off, realizing how little I knew (and probably still know) about my Armys and countrys history. But knowing enough to run the circumference of the cemetery to get my papers.

Units & Campaigns

E-3-3 Ft. LeonardWood, MO- BCT
D Battery, Ft. Sill, OK - 31V
483rd Transportation BN (USAR), Oakland Army Base, Oakland , Ca
A Co. 1/38th Inf. Ft. Benning, Ga.- 11B
3rd US Inf. (TOG) Ft. Myer, Va.
- A Co. CNC Guard, caskets Ft. McNair, D.C.
- E Co. Honor Guard
-USADT / TUS - 3rd Relief
Sacramento Recruiting BN, Sacramento, Ca
Richmond RS / Alameda RS / Livermore RS
1/363/3BDE (91st) TS, Camp Parks RFTA , Ca
6399th RTU (BCST), Camp Parks RFTA, Ca

Awards & Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 bronze OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (w/1 bronze OLC)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Expert Infantryman Badge
Air Assault Badge
Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge
Army Recruiter Badge (Gold)

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