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Herbert E Cleveland, Sr., Jul 74 to Aug 75, Rest in Peace Brother, We Have the Watch

Posted February 9, 2020 in Stories

Herbert Eugene Cleveland, Sr., born November 27, 1953, of Kansas City, MO, was called home on December 17, 2019. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Mary Cleveland. He is survived by...

John David Gira, Sep 1955 to Sep 1956, Rest in Peace Brother, We Have the Watch

Posted February 9, 2020 in Tomb Guards Never Forget

John David Gira, 86, of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at home in the care of his loving family and an amazing nursing staff. He was born April 15, 1933 in Yonkers, NY...

Gary Broersma, Sep 71 to Feb 73, Rest in Peace Brother, We Have the Watch

Posted February 9, 2020 in Tomb Guards Never Forget

Gary Broersma’s Celebration of Life at 600 Seminole Woods Blvd, Geneva, FL 32732-8718, United

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Turns 20

Posted November 1, 2019 in Society Spotlight

Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1999 We formed a Society that provided the infrastructure needed for Tomb Guards, past and present, to continue serving the mission as...

The Sentinel Newsletter Archives

Posted April 20, 2019 in The Sentinel

Links are currently done but should be back up shortly ... The Sentinel Newsletter, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2019 The Sentinel Newsletter, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2018 The Sentinel Newsletter, Volume 15,...

Book Review: The Unknowns by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Posted April 14, 2018 in Special Report

I was recently sent an advanced reading copy of The Unknowns by the editor and was also asked to write up a review for the Society website. The Unknowns will be released on May 22, 2018. Advanced...

From the President

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Gavin McILvenna (1997-98), SHGTUS President It been six months since I became the President, and it’s been even faster paced that I imagined it would be. I set many goals for 2017 back in January...

The Society has lost its champion, I have lost my best friend...

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Richard Azzaro (1963-65) "With heavy heart, I want to let you know that we lost a good soldier last night. He fought hard to the end.” With these words, a dutiful and loving son announced the...

Paying Our Respects...

Posted July 6, 2017 in Tomb Guards Never Forget

On January 18, the Society took time to remember Congressman Hamilton Fish III who passed away on this date in 1991. Congressman Fish III was a veteran of World War I (Captain, 369th U.S. Infantry...

And the winners are....

Posted June 30, 2017 in Society Spotlight

From the Education Committee: One of the many programs that the SHGTUS provides is educational scholarships to benefit Tomb Guards, their families, and individuals sponsored by Tomb Guards. The...

Fifteen years ago today...

Posted September 11, 2016 in Stories

A short note on this 15th anniversary of September 11th. We often get questions about the Tomb Guard and what happened on that day fifteen years ago. I emailed the Sentinel who was posted that day...

The Newest Tomb Guards

Posted April 15, 2016 in Stories

The two newest Tomb Guard Identification Badges (TGIB) were earned after a lot of hard work. Private First Class Noah McKee earned TGIB #640, and became a SHGTUS Member. Sergeant Kevin Calderon...

Training the Honor Guard

Posted April 13, 2016 in Society Spotlight

by Benjamin Bell, (2001-2004) In January, SHGTUS received a request to train the Tampa, Florida based Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Honor Guard. Back in 2012, several of the officers...

2016 Education Scholarships

Posted January 25, 2016 in Society Spotlight

Ladies and gentlemen... Did you know that the Society currently offers three scholarships? Through the approval of the Board of Directors, the amount awarded is set at no less than $1000 per...

Welcome to the Newest Tomb Guards

Posted January 18, 2016 in Knowledge Corner

These are the most recent Tomb Guard Identification Badges (TGIB) earned: On November 17th, 2015 Specialist Dakota Wilburn earned TGIB #635 On November 17th, 2015 Private First Class Justin Robinson...

National Moment of Silence

Posted January 14, 2016 in Society Spotlight

By Gavin McIlvenna, Centennial Committee Chairman On November 11th, members of the SHGTUS Centennial Committee facilitated the inaugural National Moment of Silence (NMS) project in five states across...

SHGTUS Recommended Reading List

Posted January 8, 2016 in Society Spotlight

Through recent years, there have been several books written about Arlington National Cemetery. Some of them were “mandatory reading” during training at the Tomb in order to gain more knowledge about...

Busting Historical Myths with Professor Buzzkill

Posted November 6, 2015 in Special Report

We are excited to announce that Lifetime Member Dennis McMahon (TGIB #320), was recently the interview subject of "Professor Buzzkill". Professor Buzzkill is a blog and podcast that explores history...

We Remember: William "Bill" Spates (TGIB #33)

Posted October 28, 2015 in Tomb Guards Never Forget

William Richard Spates, Jr. was born September 8, 1939, in Washington, DC to a family with a long history of service to the United States. An avid history buff, he enlisted in the United States Army...

Five Years After... we remember SSG Adam Dickmyer

Posted October 28, 2015 in Tomb Guards Never Forget

Adam L. Dickmyer was born on February 2, 1984 in York, Pennsylvania. He attended Mineral Springs Elementary and Middle Schools before graduating from Carver High School in 2002, where he participated...


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