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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Old 05-27-2019, 01:47 PM
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A Sentinal does his duty in awful weather conditions.

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I know a few years back they wouldn't abandon their post even in a hurricane, amazing men!
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Have you seen the video where one puts a FRACKING BAYONET though his foot, and carries on? You can see the blood drops on the deck.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:20 PM
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Have you seen the video where one puts a FRACKING BAYONET though his foot, and carries on? You can see the blood drops on the deck.
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:47 PM
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https://www.funker530.com/sentinel-bayonet/
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:22 PM
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A very solemn experience
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:24 PM
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A customer of mine was an Army Sentinel. Amazing stories of preparation, discipline, and duty for service. I have a massive amount of respect for them.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:27 PM
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My sister dated a member of the guard, he said anytime they were in proximity to the president, the secret service removed the firing pins from their rifles.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:34 PM
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Nothing but respect for these men. What an honor it must be to serve on this detail.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:28 PM
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Nothing but respect for these men. What an honor it must be to serve on this detail.
I agree. But I will say this, I had a roommate for a short time that used to be one. I met him through my girlfriend's roommate, it was her brother. Extreme discipline, but quite an odd bird. Couldn't deal living with him, so our time together was short lived. Had nothing but respect for him (still do), but you have to be a little off to be one.....an ordinary, sane person could not go endure what they go through. Again, nothing but respect for both their discipline and sense of duty. An honor I would not be worthy of......
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:52 AM
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Pretty neat site.

https://tombguard.org/society/faq/
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:08 AM
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I saw the Changing of the Guard ceremony as a child in the 60s and still remember it. Even during the morning of 9/11 the respectful funerals by The Old Guard continued. They do not stop.
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For a fictional, but very accurate view of the Old Guard, read a 1980s novel by Nick Proffitt called "Gardens of Stone."

The book goes into tons of detail about how these Sentinels are trained and some of the things they went thru.

Back during Vietnam, there were often times multiple burials per day at Arlington. Many of the Sentinels actually shaved between the funerals (for the SECOND time that day) so as not to show any beard shadow.

Excellent book about some truly disciplined soldiers.

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Old 05-28-2019, 11:49 AM
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I was there a few months ago. I have to say -- it is something worth seeing. The amount of control and respect is impressive.
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My Godfather was a sentinel at the tomb . Some very interesting stories.
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