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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...

Book Review: The Unknowns by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Posted April 14, 2018 in Special Report

I was recently sent an advanced reading copy of The Unknowns by the editor and was also asked to write up a review for the Society website. The Unknowns will be released on May 22, 2018. Advanced...

Busting Historical Myths with Professor Buzzkill

Posted November 6, 2015 in Special Report

We are excited to announce that Lifetime Member Dennis McMahon (TGIB #320), was recently the interview subject of "Professor Buzzkill". Professor Buzzkill is a blog and podcast that explores history...

Remembering SGT Franklin...

Posted October 2, 2015 in Special Report

Marvin “Lyle” Franklin Jr. was born on July 15, 1945 in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. He was a member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, the Putnam...

Bonus Army

Posted July 28, 2015 in Special Report

“The whole scene was pitiful.” July 28 marks the anniversary of the Army’s role in ousting the veterans of World War I from the national capital. The so-called “Bonus Army” was comprised of veterans...

Top of the World Turned Upside Down

Posted June 30, 2015 in Special Report

Four and one half years ago, at the age of fifty-nine, I discovered the world of alpine mountaineering. Since that beginning I have reached the summits of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Whitney in California,...

Remembering 9/11/2001

Posted September 11, 2013 in Special Report

Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As our nation commemorates this day, the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remembers the innocent individuals who lost their...

The Unknowns Project

Posted June 2, 2012 in Special Report

The Society would like to introduce a film project - The Unknowns - in support [1] of its producer, Ethan Morse. Ethan is a Tomb Guard Member of the Society. The Unknowns, as described by Ethan, is:...


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