During my time at the tomb, the chains were located about three feet from the end of the mat. One rainy afternoon a mother and young son were standing directly in front of me. As I reached the end of the mat and performed a wide heal click, did a left face and performed a second heal click. I heard the little boy ask his mother, "Is he trying to shake the water off his leg." I knew that if I could keep a straight face through that, I could do anything.
- Army Commendation Medal
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge