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Old Guard’s horses living (and dying) in their own filth

| April 8, 2022 | 64 Comments
Old Guard’s horses living (and dying) in their own filth

The beautiful horses of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s (Old Guard) Caisson Platoon serve at Arlington National Cemetery. Their duties there largely involve escorting the remains of American heroes and high ranking military officers and politicians to their eternal rest. Recently two of the horses died within days of each other, causing the Army’s Public Health […]

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The story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

| November 11, 2021 | 13 Comments
The story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The American Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated exactly 100 years ago today. I’d like to take a moment to explore the history of that hallowed location. The first tomb or monument to an unknown soldier was in Denmark in 1849, Landsoldaten (“The Valiant Private Soldier”) in Fredericia, Denmark. After […]

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Valor Friday

| March 19, 2021 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Some of the tales I like to tell the most here are those you’ve likely never heard of. Not too long ago I talked of the World War II exploits of world famous mime Marcel Marceau. Today’s subject never came to fame later in life, but his work in occupied Europe is insanely impressive. René […]

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After public outcry, annual wreath laying allowed at Arlington National Cemetery

| November 18, 2020 | 16 Comments
After public outcry, annual wreath laying allowed at Arlington National Cemetery

Our own Poetrooper sends. By: Karen Jowers The people have spoken. Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy has directed Arlington National Cemetery to reverse course and allow the annual wreath laying at veterans’ graves by Wreaths Across America and its many volunteers. Cemetery officials announced Monday that the Dec. 19 annual wreath laying would be canceled […]

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Arlington Cemetery Policy Change

| December 30, 2019 | 28 Comments
Arlington Cemetery Policy Change

Military.com reports that a change in policy now allows enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and POWs to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, regardless of rank. Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 National […]

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William L. Dawson, Class #001 NCDU* Frogmen, Passes at 94 Added: Video Interview

| May 27, 2019 | 14 Comments
William L. Dawson, Class #001 NCDU* Frogmen, Passes at 94 Added: Video Interview

*Naval Combat Demolition Unit William L. Dawson William L. Dawson, U.S. Navy veteran WWII and retired Firefighter of Washington D.C. Fire Department passed away peacefully at his home in Waldorf, Maryland on May 13, 2019. He was 94 years old. William L. Dawson was born April 18, 1925 in Washington, D.C. Bill attended Chamberlin H.S. […]

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Trump joins Wreaths Across America in laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

| December 16, 2018 | 30 Comments
Trump joins Wreaths Across America in laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

By Robert Gearty | Fox News President Trump paid a Saturday visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of volunteers had just taken part in the rain in the annual holiday wreath-laying tribute to those who served—and died– in America’s wars. Trump made the unscheduled stop to the famous military ceremony about 2:15 p.m. ET, […]

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World War II B-24 Pilot Laid To Rest

| December 5, 2018 | 10 Comments
World War II B-24 Pilot Laid To Rest

The Tribune Review reports the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford were interred Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Also interred were ashes of Vietnam veteran Richard Stanton Ford, the son the pilot never met. The 21-year-old Ford, of Latrobe, PA, was the pilot of a B-24J aircraft known as the […]

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