Every time there is a snowstorm or rain or something in DC everyone sends up pictures of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns still out there walking. And it chokes me up too. But the Tomb Guards aren’t the only ones to work their asses off over there at Arlington.
Most of you have friends that live there now. I do certainly. SSG Robert Burton. CPT Lawrence Yacubian (who’s birthday would have been last week.) My two best friends have their fathers buried there, and I just went there for my own personal hero, Colonel Henry Cook, a special forces legend from Vietnam. And it’s not the guard guys who take them to their resting place, it’s the Caisson guys, and their equine battle buddies.
Ordinary Infantrymen (11Bs) join the platoon, learn the skills, and have the honor to escort American heroes to their final resting place.
Here’s the important part- TSO has set out to provide challenge coins to the current and future members of this fine unit. He’s looking at a cost of $3000. You have an option here. You can donate $5, or $10 or whatever. But if you donate $50, you’ll have a chance to win some pretty impressive swag. Go and read the whole thing.