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tgrbaitn08
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy

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i dunno if i would say yes if they approached me to do that (assuming i was in the military)


I believe it's voluntary



KBeezy
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
Sweet link broski


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Jones
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
it is but my roommate just told me that they approach you to do it. basically they find you, you dont find them




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I believe it's voluntary


It's voluntary, very difficult to get into, and very easy to get kicked out of if you don't adhere to the extremely high standards.


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HeadSlash
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badass picture of some badass mofos.


FIFY



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tgrbaitn08
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Fewer than 20 percent of all volunteers are accepted for training and of those only a fraction pass training to become full-fledged Tomb Guards.


foshizzle
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when I was there watching the changing of the guard, they had no problem to tell rude parents to tell their kids to STFU


This is correct.


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BTHog
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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.


it is awesome. that whole area is surreal, the changing of the guard, the vietnam wall, arlington, jfk's memorial. but yeah the tomb is number one for me, and those guys are the best of the best.


foshizzle
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
They were there throughout Hurricane Irene too.

With Metro not running I doubt there's anyone there to guard against though.


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Jones
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cool.


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KBeezy
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
No you can definitely tryout for it


Golfer
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that whole area is surreal, the changing of the guard, the vietnam wall, arlington, jfk's memorial.


One of these is not in that area...I'll let you figure it out.


Jones
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yea i read that


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AngryBeavers
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
If you ever get the chance to watch the changing of the guard do it. It makes you proud to be an American
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BTHog
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One of these is not in that area...I'll let you figure it out.


unless they have went and moved one of them, they are all in the dc area.



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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
FYI for all of you who don't know, who have a member of the guard that posts here...

I can't remember his handle, but here is a video of him and an article about what he did during the national championship in 2007:

Video

Article

He's from Denham Springs, and posted a lot when the article about him first came out.

ETA: He posted as BTHames.
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Geaux13
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
My bro-in-law used to be a tomb guard. He had the second most walks of any guard as of a few years ago. This is the best way he described the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to me.

There is one un-identified soldier from each war burried there. When he worked there he had a family come to him in tears thanking him for his service after they went in front of the tomb. The lady said she had lost her son in the war, and his body was never identified. As she was praying in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier she thought that was her son in there, and finally got to tell him good-bye!


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Soldiers still guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Sandy
Was going to post this. Great Americans!


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7thWardTiger
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Golfer
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unless they have went and moved one of them, they are all in the dc area.


You mention the area of Arlington National Cemetery and notable places/events there. One of those is not in that area.


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