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Old 10-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Our sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will remain on duty during Sandy. As they have since 1948. Makes ya proud!

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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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.

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

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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.
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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........
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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