Tomb PositionAssistant Relief Commander, Sentinel
Highest Military RankSergeant First Class
Tomb DatesDec 1991 - Feb 1995
Military DatesJun 1985 - Sep 2007
Home City / StateFremont, CA
Current City / StateCA
Tomb ReflectionsThe 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 & CampaignsE-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 & DecorationsMeritorious 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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Did you know?
There is a small green shack next to the Tomb. What is it for?
'The Box' (as it is affectionately known) is used primarily during wreath laying ceremonies for the Sentinel to retreat to while flowers and Taps are being presented. There also is a phone with a direct line downstairs to the Tomb Guard Quarters. This is used in times of emergencies or just to notify the next shift of something.