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Standing the Watch Alone - Part 3

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

The Rendezvous – Part 3 The USSBoston (CA-69) was launched in August 1942 as a heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class. In January 1952 the Boston was reconfigured and reclassified as a guided missile...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 2

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

Epinal – Part 2 Planning for the selection of the Trans-Atlantic Unknown candidate was started by US Army Communications Zone Europe (COMZEUR) in late 1957, prior to involvement of Quartermaster...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 1

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

“When most people think about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, they think of the United States Army. Most are unaware that every time the Unknown Soldier was brought home to the United States...

Standing the Watch Alone

Posted May 15, 2021 in Society Spotlight

Over the past few months the Centennial Committee has been working on the next edition to the stories behind the transportation of the Unknown Soldiers to the United States mainland. The first...

Newest Tomb Guards

Posted January 17, 2021 in Society Spotlight

We are very pleased to announce that the following Tomb Guards have passed the Tomb Guard Identification Badge test: SPC Pulte (TGIB #686)SPC Springer (TGIB #687)SFC Porterfield (TGIB #688) The TGIB...

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Turns 20

Posted November 1, 2019 in Society Spotlight

Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1999 We formed a Society that provided the infrastructure needed for Tomb Guards, past and present, to continue serving the mission as...

From the President

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Gavin McILvenna (1997-98), SHGTUS President It been six months since I became the President, and it’s been even faster paced that I imagined it would be. I set many goals for 2017 back in January...

The Society has lost its champion, I have lost my best friend...

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Richard Azzaro (1963-65) "With heavy heart, I want to let you know that we lost a good soldier last night. He fought hard to the end.” With these words, a dutiful and loving son announced the...

Training the Honor Guard

Posted April 13, 2016 in Society Spotlight

by Benjamin Bell, (2001-2004) In January, SHGTUS received a request to train the Tampa, Florida based Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Honor Guard. Back in 2012, several of the officers...

The path from straight and narrow to Broken Arrow

Posted March 31, 2016 in Society Spotlight

This quarter we are highlighting one of our members businesses, Broken Arrow Emergency Systems, which was founded by Eric Delaune (1997-2000). The company is located in Lafayette, Louisiana and...

Former Sentinel in the Spotlight

Posted September 30, 2015 in Society Spotlight

Former Sentinel Roy May (2002-04) has led a varied life — active duty soldier, Aggie Yell Leader and now barbecue pitmaster. May, Class of 2015 and Aggie Yell Leader from 2013-2015, has ventured into...

The Last Walk

Posted September 30, 2015 in Society Spotlight

On October 2, 2015 the first double Last Walk Ceremony in memory was held in the Memorial Display Room in Arlington National Cemetery. Just hours prior to this Sergeant Patrick Leamy and Sergeant...

International Beard Competition

Posted September 30, 2015 in Society Spotlight

I retired in 2013 and as soon as I signed out I stopped shaving and haven’t shaved since. It wasn’t an infantile response to authority as much as it was an “I’m just tired of shaving every morning”...

SHGTUS Reunion Highlights - Remarks from Patrick K. Hallinan, Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries

Posted January 7, 2015 in Society Spotlight

At our 2014 reunion banquet we were honored to have Patrick K. Hallinan as guest speaker. Mr. Hallinan served as Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery from October 2010 to July 2013. Here are...

SHGTUS Reunion Highlights - 'Arlington Sons' Performance

Posted October 19, 2014 in Society Spotlight

There were many highlights from this past reunion. Perhaps the most unique was the performance of the musical piece, Arlington Sons, by David and Richard Pittsinger. David is a renowned Broadway star...

Four SHGTUS Members recieve THE ORDER OF SAINT MAURICE

Posted October 16, 2014 in Society Spotlight

Last Saturday night at our 2014 banquet, four SHGTUS founding members received The Order of Saint Maurice on behalf of the National Infantry Association. The Order of Saint Maurice has five levels. A...

Memorial Day is Every Day for One Verizon Volunteer (guest post)

Posted May 25, 2014 in Society Spotlight

This is a guest post (repost) from the Verizon News Center corporate blog, written by Peter Casale. The true meaning of Memorial Day goes much deeper than a three-day weekend. It’s a day of...


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