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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...

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...

Top of the World Turned Upside Down - A Tomb Guard's Experience at Everest

Posted July 7, 2015 in Stories

This past April a SHGTUS Founding Father, Larry Seaton (Tomb Guard Identification Badge #106, 1970-71), set out to summit Mount Everest. He was present when a MW 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. He was...

National Medal of Honor Day

Posted March 25, 2015 in Stories

On this National Medal of Honor Day, we would like to share the citations for each Unknown as issued by the War Department and later the Department of Defense. World War I Unknown: By virtue of an...

Remembering September 11th

Posted September 11, 2014 in Stories

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our "ask your own question" section here at tombguard.org is about September 11th, 2001. Here is my perspective. On September 11, 2001 I was...


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