Tomb DatesJan 1959 - Dec 1960
ObituaryWarren Reeder, of Mountain View, California, entered into eternal rest on June 8, 2011. He was born in 1938 in Ventura, California, to Donald and Margaret Reeder. He attended St. Catherine Grammar School and graduated in 1955 from Villanova Preparatory High School in Ojai. After High School, he entered the United States Army. He was honored by the Army when they chose him to be a member of the Society of the Honor Guard where he spent the next year guarding the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. After his military experience he received his Associate of Arts Degree from Ventura College. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree at La Vern College in 1973. In 1975 he received his MAI (Master Appraisal Institute) and was invited to join an appraisal firm in Santa Maria now known as Reeder, Gilman Real Estate Appraisers. Warren was also a senior member of the International Right Away Association, State of California Certified Real Estate Appraiser and a 19 year member of the Santa Barbara County Assessment Appeals Board. He was a qualified expert witness in most Southern California superior courts and a lifetime member of NRA. Warren was also an expert on General Custer’s Battles and a member of Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association. While in Arlington, Virginia he met Beverly Morris and they were married in 1962 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Beverly, their son Michael, who resides in Los Angeles, and their daughter Jennifer Reeder-Golden (Rob) who lives in Santa Maria. Their five grandchildren are Hannah, Emily, Alex, and Ian all of Santa Maria, and Hillary of Columbus, Ohio. Warren was preceded in death by his father Donald, brother Michael, and sister-in-law Bonnie. He is survived by his 98-year-old mother Margaret, brothers Donald (Bonnie), and Pat (Susana) as well as many other nieces and nephews and their families. A Mass for Warren will take place at Our Lady of Assumption Church on Thursday June 23, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Warren walked his last walk, may he rest in peace.
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Do you guard in a blizzard or a bad thunderstorm?
YES, but the accomplishment of the mission and welfare of the Soldier are never put at risk. The Tomb Guards have contingencies that are ready to be executed if the weather conditions ever place the Soldiers at risk of injury or death (i.e. lightning, high winds, etc). This ensures that Sentinels can continue the mission while ensuring safety. It is the responsibility of the Chain of Command from the Sergeant of the Guard to the Regimental Commander to ensure mission accomplishment and soldier welfare at all times.
It was erroneously reported that during Hurricane Isabel, the Sentinels were ordered to abandon their posts for shelter and that they refused. No such order was ever given. All proper precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the Sentinels while accomplishing their mission. Risk assessments are constantly conducted by the Chain of Command during changing conditions to ensure that soldier welfare is maintained during mission accomplishment.