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June 4th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
if you get a chance here is one PJ that died in action in Afghanistan doing his job. Kind of tearjerking but tells what these guys do.



http://www.nightstalkers.com/endurin...ham/index.html
June 4th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotty261
if you get a chance here is one PJ that died in action in Afghanistan doing his job. Kind of tearjerking but tells what these guys do.



http://www.nightstalkers.com/endurin...ham/index.html

Thank you Rotty, may he RIP.
June 4th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Can anyone tell me something more about a group of soldiers whose task is milityary funeral services? I saw a documentary on that. Is that Army ?
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June 4th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Yes. the one you probly saw was the detachment that works at Arlington National Cemetary.

The Third United States Infantry Regiment is known as "The Old Guard"


The "Old Guard," one of the oldest and most respected Infantry Regiments in the United States Army, has the awesome responsibility of both guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, but also for escorting deceased Army servicemembers to their final rest in the "Gardens of Stone," as Arlington is sometimes called.

The "Old Guard" also serves as the Army's ceremonial unit and, as an active and well-trained Infantry Regiment, is responsible for the protection of Washington, D.C.


http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/thirdinf.htm here the link with the info
June 4th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
I remember seeing a story about one of the soldiers that was standing guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier and the huge hurricane last year hit, well as the story goes the soldier was ordered to leave his post because his commanders feared he would perish in the hurricane, well anyhow the soldier refused to leave and withstood the storm and was standing tall and proud when the storm ended. If anyone has seen this or knows where I can find it let me know..


Thanks
June 4th, 2004  
si6
 
 
I seen a link on it on another forum i belong to
let me look and see if it is still there...there has been a lot of hate and discontent there lately and a lot of the forums have been shut down



BUT....Its true i read about it in usa today
June 4th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
thanks for looking, if you find it could you put the link on here.....
June 4th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Ok. you guys are being so helpful. What's the definition of these terms then:

Battalion, regiment, squad, squadron, team, infantry, artillery, what are the branches' single units called ?

I'd just like to become as competent as most of you guys here are. Thanks.
June 4th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
Division 10,00020,000
Brigade 20005000
Regiment (UK) 650+
Battalion 3001000
Company 150300
Platoon 3040
Squad 812
June 4th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Check out this site about The Tomb and the senties.


http://snopes.com/military/isabel.htm#add