Tomb Guards Never Forget… Adam Dickmyer
8 years ago
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the loss of Adam Dickmyer. He was killed in action on this day in 2010, in the Kanda-har Province of Afghanistan, protecting our freedoms.
Adam was a husband, son, brother, friend, soldier, and Tomb Guard. He is dearly missed by his family, including all his Tomb Guard brothers. Soldiers never die until they are forgotten, Tomb Guards never forget; #528 - you are not forgotten.
Please visit his in-memory page here to read his obituary and leave a memory or an expression of condolence.
Apply for the 2013 Adam Dickmyer Memorial Scholarship here.
by Dann G. Druen on behalf of all Tomb Guards
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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.