January 23, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #14 Released
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Centennial Tidbit #14 (The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”) has been released onto our YouTube channel. In this last episode we will be talking with members of Pershing's Own about what its like to be assigned as "Sergeant B", which is the bugler assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to play taps.
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Did you know?
Is it true a Sentinel must commit for two years to guard the Tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
No, this is a false rumor. The average tour at the Tomb is about a 18 months. However, there is NO set time for service there. Sentinels live either in a barracks on Ft. Myer (the Army post located adjacent to the cemetery) or off base if they like. They do have a living quarters under the steps of the amphitheater where they stay during their 24 hour shifts. If they are of legal age, they may drink except while on duty.