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25-5 10-29-2012 07:41 PM

Sandy will not stop Arlington
 
Our sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will remain on duty during Sandy. As they have since 1948. Makes ya proud!

rocshaman 10-29-2012 08:22 PM

I read somewhere that only one time in the history of the Tomb the soldiers were told they could stand down because of some seriously bad weather. Not one of them did.

Marlinman 10-29-2012 08:34 PM

Marines are too proud to let our fallen brothers and sisters be alone.

rocshaman 10-29-2012 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman
Marines are too proud to let our fallen brothers and sisters be alone.

Which makes every right thinking American proud of them. I know I am.

Marlinman 10-29-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rocshaman

Which makes every right thinking American proud of them. I know I am.

Thank you. I never was part of the silent platoon but still........

trip286 10-29-2012 08:59 PM

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trip286 10-29-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman
Marines are too proud to let our fallen brothers and sisters be alone.

Don't want to bust your bubble, but the tomb is an army job. I'm sure Marines have guarded it on occasion, but it's their burden, not ours.

Marlinman 10-29-2012 09:32 PM

The one and only time iv been to DC it was blues w a blood stripe standing guard. That's what I was goin by.

rocshaman 10-29-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286

Don't want to bust your bubble, but the tomb is an army job. I'm sure Marines have guarded it on occasion, but it's their burden, not ours.

I think the duty is shared by all branches if I remember right. Could be wrong, I'll look it up.

rocshaman 10-29-2012 09:43 PM

It's the Third US Infantry, a special platoon designated solely for this duty.

http://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/theoldguard/specplt/tomb.htm


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