He was there May 30, 1958, when the unknowns from World War II and the Korean War were interred there. Staff Sergeant gives spectator knife hand for disrepecting Tomb of Unknown August 12, 2016 August 15, 2016 While the Tomb of the Unknown soldier is guarded with M14s and bayonets, one tourist received the sharp end of the dreaded “knife-hand” after behaving in a manner deemed disrespectful by the Tomb Guard’s relief commander. After becoming a member of the Old Guard, a soldier can, if they so choose, apply to be a Tomb Sentinel via the Sergeant of the Guard by simply knocking on the door to his or her office and stating interest. Search Tomb Guards. Title should be "Female Sergeant performs Guard duties at Tomb of the unknown Soldier just as good as the rest of the NCOs at the Tomb of the Unknown … And these guys do not mess around. Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns is guarded 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the tomb sentinels of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard. Guarding the Tomb. The guards, present only during daylight hours, discouraged visitors from climbing or stepping on the Tomb. When it comes to discipline, The Old Guard have such firm bearing that they can get stabbed in the foot with a bayonet and keep standing guard. Sergeant of the Guard's final walk. Soldiers in training may guard the tomb and perform their duties just … This work by Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License. Retired Master Sergeant William Daniel served as a Tomb Sentinel and Sergeant of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1957 to June 1960. There is a difference between being a soldier who guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and being a sentinel. In 1937, the guards became a 24/7 presence, standing watch over the Unknown Soldier at all times. Search for a Tomb Guard by Name, Badge Number (3 digits), State, or Year of Service (4 digits) ... participated in his last walk and conducted a rose laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.As a tomb … If a female Sergeant is considered to kick butt by performing just as well as her guard peers than you are holding women to a lower standard. In March 1926, soldiers from nearby Fort Myer were first assigned to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Way to be sexist. Serving since 1784, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — no matter the weather. Sentinels are all volunteers and considered to be the best of The Old Guard, the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, headquartered at Fort … Daniel served in the Army for 22 years, retiring in 1965. Sergeant Aaron Lopez-Stoner, assigned to the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), conducts his last walk at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, January 15, 2017. Guards get the Tomb Guard Identification Badge immediately.