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There are too many memorable moments to record on this page, but I will mention a ritual I developed while guarding the Tomb in the middle of the night. I would stand near the Unknowns while facing our nation’s capitol and share my most intimate thoughts and prayers with the Unknowns; a very humbling, spiritual and motivating experience.

  • Basic Training and Advanced Infantry, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry, Ft Benning, Georgia
  • Guidon, Colors Team, and Marching Element, Bravo Company (Battlehard), 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, Virginia
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hotel Company and Echo Company (Honor Guard), 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, Virginia
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon
  • Tomb Guard Identification Badge
  • Expert Infantryman Badge
  • Certificate of Participation, Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Joint Services Operations, Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Certificate of Achievement, The Old Guard, Physical Fitness Excellence (3rd Award).