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ARLINGTON   CEMETERY  

Jeopardy   Question:  

On  
Jeopardy awhile back, the final question was  
"How many steps does the guard take during his  
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?"  
All three contestants missed it!

ARLINGTON   CEMETERY  

 
This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance .  
Fascinating. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  


1.  
How many steps does the guard take during his  
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns  
and why?  



21  
steps   :  
It  
alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which  
is the  
highest honor given any

military or foreign  
dignitary.  



2.  
How long does he hesitate after his about face  
to begin his return  
walk and why?  



21  
seconds for the same reason as answer number  
1  


3.  
Why are his gloves wet?  


His  
gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his  
grip on the rifle.

 
4.  
Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all  
the time  
and   ,   if  
not, why not?  

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.  


5.  
How often are the guards changed?  


Guards  
are changed every thirty minutes,  
twenty-four hours a day, 365 day's a  
year.  


6.  
What are the physical traits of the guard  
limited to?  

For  
a
person to apply for guard duty at the tomb he  
must be  
between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and  
his waist size cannot exceed 30.  


They  
must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb,  
live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot  
drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of  
their lives. They cannot swear in public for the  
rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the  
uniform or the tomb in any way.  


After  
two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that  
is worn on  
their lapel signifying they  
served as guard of the tomb. There are only  
400 presently worn. The guard must obey  
these rules for the rest of their  
lives or  
give up the wreath pin.  


The  
shoes are specially made with very thick soles  
to keep the heat and cold from their feet.  
There are metal heel plates that extend to  
the top  
of the shoe in order to make the loud click as  
they come to a halt.  

There are no  
wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards  
dress for duty  
in front of a full-length  
mirror.  

The first six months of duty a  
guard cannot talk to anyone nor  
watch TV.  
All off duty time is spent studying the 175  
notable people laid  
to rest in  
Arlington National Cemetery.
A guard must memorize who they are and where  
they are interred. Among the notables are:  

President Taft,
Joe Lewis {the boxer}
Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most  
decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.

 

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty...

 
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.  

In  
2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was  
approaching Washington,  
DC, our  
US Senate/House took 2 days  
off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC  
evening news, it was reported that because of  
the dangers from the  
hurricane, the military  
members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb  
of  
the Unknown Soldier were given permission  
to suspend the assignment. They  

respectfully declined the offer, "No way,  
Sir!" Soaked to the skin,  
marching in the  
pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that  
guarding  
the Tomb was not just an assignment,

it was the highest honor that can be  
afforded  
to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled  
continuously,  
24/7, since 1930.  

God  
Bless and keep them.  

I'd be  
very proud if this email  
reached as many as possible. We can be very  
proud of our men
and  
women
in the service.

God Bless America

 

 


 

TAPS

If
any of you have ever been to a military
funeral in which taps was played;
this brings out a new meaning of it.

Here
is something Every American should know. Until I
read this, I didn't know, but I checked it out
and it's true:

We
in the United States have all heard
the haunting song, 'Taps.' It's the song that
gives us the lump in our throats and usually
tears in our eyes.


But,
do you know the story behind the song? If
not, I think you will be interested to find out
about its humble beginnings.


Reportedly,
it all began in 1862 during the Civil War,
when Union Army
Captain Robert Ellicombe was with
his men near Harrison's Landing in
Virginia . The Confederate Army was
on the other side of the narrow strip of land.





During
the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of
a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field.
Not knowing if it was a Union
or Confederate soldier, the Captain
decided to risk his life and bring the stricken
man back for medical attention. Crawling on his
stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached
the stricken soldier and began pulling him
toward his encampment.

When
the Captain finally reached his own lines, he
discovered it was actually a Confederate
soldier, but the soldier was dead.

The
Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his
breath and went numb with shock. In the
dim light, he saw the face of the soldier. It
was his own son. The boy had been studying music
in the South when the war broke out.
Without telling his father, the boy
enlisted in the Confederate Army.


The
following morning, heartbroken, the father asked
permission of his superiors to give his son a
full military burial, despite his enemy status.
His request was only partially granted.
The
Captain had asked if he could have a group of
Army band members play a funeral dirge for his
son at the funeral.
The
request was turned down since the soldier was a
Confederate.

But,
out of respect for the father, they did say they
could give him only one musician.

The
Captain chose a bugler. He asked the
bugler to play a series of musical notes he had
found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the
dead youth's uniform.

This
wish was granted.

The
haunting melody, we now know as 'Taps' used
at military funerals was born.


The words are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills..
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky
As we go.
This we know.

God is nigh


I too have felt the chills while listening to
'Taps' but I have never seen all the words to
the song until now. I didn't even know
there was more than one verse . I also
never knew the story behind the song and I
didn't know if you had either so I thought I'd
pass it along.

I now have an even deeper respect for the song
than I did before.

Remember
Those Lost and Harmed While Serving Their
Country.


Also
Remember Those Who Have Served And Returned; and
for those presently serving in the Armed
Forces.


Please
send this URL on after a short prayer.
Make
this a Prayer
wheel for our soldiers....please
don't break it .

I
didn't!

 

 

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Hey All,

 I wanted to reach out to you and ask for your assistance in getting the word out to other veterans who may not be able to read this. I lost my eyesight in July 2002, while serving in the Marines. I lost a lot of independence and confidence when that happened, and it took a few people to help me find my way back onto my life's path. While on that journey, I discovered the world had been designed for, and managed by, the sighted. In particular, I found academia to be nearly impossible, as I could not see my textbooks.

 Another veteran introduced me to a nonprofit organization that makes books accessible for veterans like me and for others with print-related disabilities. That organization is Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic).

 When I found out about the history of the organization, it really humbled me. It started in 1948 with volunteers recording books for veterans returning from World War II with visual impairment. As the GI Bill was making education possible for many, Learning Ally made it attainable for those with visual impairment.

 I wanted to continue my service to veterans and give back to the organization that helped me start reading again. As a way to contribute to something I really believe in, I asked to represent veterans as a non-paid board member. I helped create this webpage specifically tailored for veterans who need access to Learning Ally audiobooks.

 Learning Ally is a subscription service that was free, but Congress has discontinued its funding along with many national nonprofits. They now have to charge a nominal fee, but compared to the cost of purchasing individual audiobooks, it is minimal. Plus, they give a discount to all veterans and their families, and offer waivers for individuals who cannot afford the service.

 The effects of war leave far more hidden wounds than visible scars, and it took me losing my eyesight and going to college with a disability to realize that. The demon I see is that most folks think others have the greatest influence to effect change, so they never attempt to make their mark. But the reality is that ordinary people do extraordinary things. I'm asking you to be that one person who helps other veterans find their way back, by doing an extraordinarily simple thing - pass this info along.

 Thank you for taking the time to read this, for reading it to someone who can't, or for passing it along to someone who can impact the life of a veteran. If you don't know someone with a print-related disability, but would like to serve in a different capacity, please look at this special webpage for ideas and ways to help.

Very sincerely and respectfully,
Dan Standage

http://www.LearningAlly.org/veteran

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Below are pictures from the Ceremony that took place at Fort Sill to Commemorate
Men Of The 2nd 32nd FA Viet Nam {65 to 69}
the Battles of FSB Jay and Illingworth.
Regards Rich Andrews

Plaque at Memorial for our men

 

FSB Illingworth Plaque

 

Honor Page for Both FSB Jay and Illingworth

 

Ralph getting the park into shape

 

Bill getting the park in shape

 

Park is all set up

 

Proud American at Museum

 

Proud American at Museum

 

105's set up

 

Artillery Museum

 

Artillery Museum

 

Artillery Museum Battle of the Bulge

 

Crosses and Names for FSB Jay

 

Crosses with names for FSB Illingworth

 

Helmet and Boots are set up

 

Salute to the Cav is set up

 

Memorial is all set up

 

Honor Guard

 

Bugler

 

Ralph speaking to those present about FSB Illingworth

 

I believe George Hobson speaking to those present

 

Group that attended the Ceremony

 

Blood Chip from Vietnam donated top the Artillery Museum

 

Cpl Fasching's family attended the Ceremony

 

Bill Jerry and Ralph. 2/32 FA Artillery

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As you may know, our unit is in Iraq now helping with security. {Click the PDF link below} describes their mission and some of the challenges they face. I was informed yesterday that LTC Gadson, the commander of the 2/32, FA was severely injured by an IED. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Please Pray for their safe return when there mission is over. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

  I will be updating this newsletter from time to time as I receive new information from Chuck Healey who was with the 2/32, FA. in Viet Nam 1965 to 1966. {My Old Unit}

Chuck Healey
Proud American

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FRG 2 MAY 07.pdf / FRG 16 MAY 07.pdf / FRG 21 DEC 07.pdf /

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY PATRIOT CALL 01 MARCH 10.pdf

LTC Gregory D. Gadson
CDR, 2-32 FA
BAGHDAD
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
2/32 Field Artillery 2 BCT, 1st ID Camp Liberty, Iraq

"All the small pictures below are links to the full size pictures"

Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team!

The 2/32, FA is part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division. I'm not sure if the entire 2/32, FA has arrived in Afghanistan yet, but I do know that the advance party is already there. Thay are scheduled for a 9 month tour. I haven't been able to find out if thay traded their 105's for the 155's or not, but there was talk of it.

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2/32 FA Proud Americans

Here are some pictures from the new 2/32, FA Proud Americans FB page. They are preparing to leave for war. GOD SPEED.

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New Plaque for The Proud American Gun

 



I am the proud wife of a Purple Heart, Viet Nam Combat Veteran.
"His fight was in Viet Nam, my fight is the Viet Nam still in him"

Author: Mrs. D. Rowland

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