Tomb of The Unknown Guards




 
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June 8th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 

Topic: Tomb of The Unknown Guards


This is some of the requirements of Soldiers wanting to guard the Tomb. Lots of great info about the tomb on this site. I have been trying to find a full length story on the Sentinnels that stood there through the storms in 2003. Which by the way if anyone finds it please post the link. But anyhow found this site in my searches. This sight also squashes some rumors, about the Old Guard.


Just some of the requirements that each candidate must have:

No military or civilian convictions of law
Score a minimum of 250 on the Army Physical Fitness Test
Be with in 5'11" - 6'4"
Have a 34 inch waist
Present a soldierly appearance in the Army Blue Uniform.

http://www.tombguard.org/FAQ.html
June 8th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Check out this site about The Tomb and the senties.


http://snopes.com/military/isabel.htm#add
June 8th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Try looking here:

www.snopes.com look under the stories dealing with the military. The site also posts the actual news items that generate the stories.
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June 8th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
You might also take a look at the official Military District of Washington website at http://www.mdw.army.mil/oldguard/Spe...tomb_guard.htm
June 8th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Our training NCO here was actually with A Co. of the Old Guard for awhile. They're some pretty daggone sharp looking Soldiers.
June 9th, 2004  
Pogue
 
My buddy was with the Old Gaurd..he's ROTC, prior enlisted...some of the most squared away soldiers I know.
June 11th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Im not sure if this is on one of the websites but the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier has been guarded 24/7/365 since i beleive 1938. Impressive isnt it?
June 16th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Are there Marines that guard it as well or is it only Army? I could've sworn I've seen red stripes on some of the uniform pants of the TUS guards.
June 16th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
no marines..its all 3rd army guard. The army has stripes in its pants too.

although they could easily handle the tasks performed by the Tomb Guards and arlington staff, i think they are better employed as the good sea borne troops they are.
June 16th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Yes, but the Army's are yellow, as I'm sure you know. Oh well.