Friends of the Society
Line Six Members are those that have gone "above and beyond" and epitomize our mission as a Society. They are nominated by a voting member of the Society and approved by a majority vote of the Society Board of Directors.
Iron to Iron designed and developed this website. Thank you guys in helping us educate the public!
Rex volunteered his time and resources as the official photographer of the Society. Thank you for capturing our important moments!
Don is a photographer and videographer in Arlington, Virginia. He volunteered his time and resources to photograph the 2012 SHGTUS Reunion. Thank you for capturing this important event!
Dan's motto is Building for Tomorrow - Today. He resides in Vienna, Virginia.
He is the National Commander of American Legion. He was an Army Infantry officer, and owned a construction management and general contracting firm.
Ethan is a former Tomb Guard (Badge #548).
He is the Assistant Program Director at 90.1 FM KBPK, Film Producer at Spirit of Tivaevae: The Documentary and Film Producer at Fists of Faith.
He is currently working on a Documentary film entitled "The Unknowns"
Robert Kerrey served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor (MOH) for heroism in combat. During the same action for which he was awarded the MOH, he was also severely wounded, precluding further naval service.
Kerrey was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. He retired from the Senate in 2000 and was replaced by former Governor and fellow Democrat Ben Nelson. From 2001 to 2010, he served as president of The New School, a university in New York City. In May 2010, he was selected to become the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, but he and the MPAA could not reach an agreement, so former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd was chosen instead.
In 2012, Kerrey sought election to his old Senate seat to succeed retiring Democratic incumbent Ben Nelson. He lost to Republican nominee Deb Fischer.
In 2013, Kerrey joined the Carmen Group lobbying firm.
Kerry is a co-chair for the Advisory Board of Issue One, an organization that describes its mission as "fighting for real solutions to the problem of money in politics".
Dr. John J. Hamre is president and chief executive officer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He came to CSIS from the Department of Defense (DoD), where he served from 1997 to 1999 as the 26th U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 1993 to 1997.
Ron has done a tremendous amount of research for SHGTUS. Ron was a great help when asked to assist in locating former Tomb Guards that had been members but had not renewed membership as well as those that were never members.
Because of his research, the Society located about 20-25 people that were then sent letters asking them to consider membership. Approximately 15-18 became members thanks to Ron's efforts. Ron has also been a steady attendant at our biennial reunions.
John Haines is a retired auto dealer from Glenwood Springs, CO. Upon hearing of the Department of the Army's decision to replace the Tomb of 1931, Mr. Haines, using his contacts at the Yule Quarry near Marble, CO (the source of both the 1921 and 1931 monuments) ordered the quarrying of a "perfect" die block to replace the cracking die block at a personal cost of $31,000.00. It took two attempts to secure a proper specimen. He subsequently donated the block to the Army and transport of the block to Arlington by way of the Vermont Marble Company.
Pam Pine, owner of the Pine's Stone Company of Carbondale, CO, when informed of the Society's wish to place a small marker in ANC, offered to supply, cut and polish an appropriate piece of Yule Marble. She has also offered to transport the block. Ms. Pine also supplied at no cost to SHGTUS small sample pieces of Yule Marble to be given at our 2012 SHGTUS reunion. Again in 2014, Ms. Pine supplied additional sample pieces for those who had not received them at our 2012 reunion. This was also done entirely at her expense.
Lifetime Associate Members are those members who share in our passion for the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Tomb Guards.
Rogene "RO" Fordley
Robert K. Thomas
Lifetime Affiliate Members are corporations who share in our passion for the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Tomb Guards.