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Marines. Enough said.


Nope, Third INF RGT, US Army. The Old Guard.


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
Butch commented on it on page 1:

it's called the First General Order (which every soldier learns in the first couple of weeks of basic)

I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.


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Marines. Enough said.


Wrong


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Papa Tigah
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
Google the history of the guards and what exactly they go through. One part is that they can't watch tv for the first year.


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy



But Ted Turner said we have evolved from showing this kind of tough guy mentality.


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
arlington frick ya


Jim Rockford
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
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I do have a question though, I understand it is a great HONOR to man this post. However, do the rules change for bad weather? Meaning, are these guys that have pissed off their commanding officer so as punishment they are to stand out in one of the worse storms of all time.


Just the opposite. They didn't piss anybody off. It's a huge honor to be a Tomb Guard, and competition for it is intense. They are allowed to take shelter if conditions get really hazardous, IIRC. But they'll stay out there if at all possible.


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
The monument reads:

HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
KNOWN BUT TO GOD

There is actually several unknowns there. The monument doesn't have an official name. Also known as "The Tomb of the Unknowns."
This post was edited on 10/29 at 11:50 am


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This is amazing.

I do have a question though, I understand it is a great HONOR to man this post. However, do the rules change for bad weather? Meaning, are these guys that have pissed off their commanding officer so as punishment they are to stand out in one of the worse storms of all time.

Not being funny and I respect these guys more than I can say.





no the rules never change, they have never missed a minute since the first watch.



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Count Chocula
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
Dont want to politicize this, but last I heard from the President, we dont use bayonettes any more?


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i'm sure at some point soon, the uniform of the day changes from blues to ACU's ....


No

Dress blues 24/7


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
granted .. the guy did ask an incredibly dumb question .. but the typical, subsequent, OT follow the leader pile on to bash the guy was almost as dumb as posting "IN" ..


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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
The changing of the guard is truly one of the greatest things i've ever seen. If you haven't seen it, i suggest you do.


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an inspiration


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