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rm1bow  [Team Member]
3/14/2010 8:35:17 PM EDT
I watched a good National Geographic show called Arlington: Field of Honor that I got off Netflix. It had a lot of good history about the Arlington National Cemetery. I was
looking for a trailer for the show on youtube and found they have the whole 1hour show posted. Here it is if anyone wants to watch it. I liked it.
Arlington: Field of Honor (sorry, it won't let me embed it)

Here is some good info about the Tomb of the Unknown Honor Guards. Those guys are sharp. I want to make a trip up there some day.
I found some cool videos of the guards keeping people in line.

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foxherb53  [Team Member]
3/14/2010 8:55:10 PM EDT
rm1bow  [Team Member]
3/16/2010 9:21:46 AM EDT
I was looking for some info on Sergeant Major Michael Stack who's funeral they showed at the end of the show.
He was manning a machine gun on a Humvee when his 12-man Special Forces team was ambushed on
April 11, 2004, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Looks like he was a great soldier and man. Rest in peace brother. Link

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medicmandan  [Moderator]
3/16/2010 10:10:04 AM EDT
That is the place I most regret not being able to see on my one day trek into DC.
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deathdealer1995  [Member]
3/20/2010 1:35:01 PM EDT
My boyscout troop during the national jamboree will see these guys and picnic at the cemetary.
Mikeyworks  [Member]
3/30/2010 4:28:15 PM EDT
I work there on a regular basis. The District I work for does the development, maintenance, and renovations at the Cemetery. I know the Administrator from meetings. He grew up there watching his father do the same job.

I have also been there for the funeral of a friend.

That place has some awesome history, information, and stories in each headstone or tomb.

InfiniteGrim  [Member]
3/30/2010 4:33:33 PM EDT
Is that a porta potty to the left ? Thats a bit close isnt it?
paulg287  [Member]
3/30/2010 10:12:30 PM EDT
Thanks for posting this.

DefensorFortis  [Member]
4/3/2010 2:52:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Is that a porta potty to the left ? Thats a bit close isnt it?

Thats the guard station where there is a phone should assistance be needed and for inclement weather. However, a Tomb Guard won't leave his post no matter the weather.

I've been to the Tomb of the Unknowns. Its a very sobering place. The time I was there people were very quiet and respectful.
HollowPoint40  [Team Member]
4/8/2010 3:49:05 PM EDT
Been there many times, almost every time i went someones phone went off or some dumbass made too much noise, watching those videos shows you whats wrong with this country, respect has gone out the window.

ByNameRequest  [Team Member]
6/11/2010 1:02:15 PM EDT
OP, thanks for posting....

There is an unofficial website that has a lot of good info on Arlington, and has started to compile bios of the people buried there. It's definitely worth a look!

Arlington Cemetery link
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