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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
sentinels won't abandon post for
coronavirus: 'We are always here'

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/26/2020 3:19:40 PM

The ever-vigilant eyes of 3rd U.S. infantry troops before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will not blink before the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Army troops told a local CBS affiliate that rain, sleet, snow — or deadly viruses — cannot stop their watch over Arlington National Cemetary’s iconic memorial. “For us, it doesn’t matter if it’s a hurricane, or if it’s the coronavirus.” Capt. Harold Earls said Monday. “We are always here, we are always guarding.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vesicant 3/26/2020 3:25:38 PM (No. 358918)
This is true of all our troops. And it's not like anybody is going to get within six feet of a Tomb sentinel.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Other Guy 3/26/2020 3:56:30 PM (No. 358960)
There have been instances of idiots attempting to approach the tomb. Search tomb of the unknown trespass on utube videos to see the results.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: tsquare 3/26/2020 4:12:18 PM (No. 358967)
Thank you, guardians
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/26/2020 4:23:49 PM (No. 358975)
I can highly recommend "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery" by Senator Tom Cotton. He recounts his days as a platoon leader at The Tomb. Fabulous read. TK received it from my sister as a Christmas gift.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: sanspeur 3/26/2020 4:30:19 PM (No. 358978)
God bless and keep you safe , Bravehearts .
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951 3/26/2020 4:30:52 PM (No. 358979)
Dear Lord keep them safe. Thank you for your dedication.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Venturer 3/26/2020 5:06:23 PM (No. 359005)
They are pretty safe there from the Virus. The tomb is closed and they are there alone. Unless one of them becomes infected they wil be fine.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: agrunt 3/26/2020 5:17:57 PM (No. 359015)
Duty First.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY 3/26/2020 5:36:21 PM (No. 359037)
Thank you, #4, for mentioning that. I knew I had heard someone talking about their service but didn't remember who it was. I'm thinking we should look at Senator Cotton to replace PDJT when his time is over.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 3/26/2020 6:41:57 PM (No. 359100)
Since the guard walks back and forth by himself at least 25 feet away from everyone else, why would they abandon the post?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/26/2020 9:11:06 PM (No. 359232)
God bless America!
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