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  1. #1 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guarded Despite Hurricane 
    Zoomie djones520's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    The dedication and respect shown in this story is the reason why our military is the best in the world. Despite the crazy weather yesterday in Arlington, Va., as a result of Hurricane Irene, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was not forgotten.

    This description, and the accompanying photos, were posted on Facebook yesterday by the 3rd U.S. INF Regiment the Old Guard:

    "A lone Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane Irene in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug 27. Members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948."
    Pictures at the link.
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    Senior Betwixt Member Bubba Dawg's Avatar
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    Wow. Great story.
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    Senior Member txradioguy's Avatar
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    The only person that can order them off the mat is the President.

    Of all the big events weather or man made in the last 10 years to happen in D.C. the only time they went to roving guard was on 9/11.
    In Memory Of My Friend 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap A Co, 70th Eng. Bn. 3rd Bde 1st AD...K.I.A. 25 April 2005

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