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US Army Tomb Guard Identification Badge

  • Medals And Decoration
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Created in 1958, The Tomb Guard Identification Badge is unique, in that only one type of US Army Unit can earn and wear it. This Unit is The 3rd US Infantry's Guard Detachment which provides services to The Tomb of The Unknown Soldiers – at Arlington National Cemetery (Virginia). One used to identify only those Members (who are Infantrymen), The Badge had to be returned to Command once a Soldier had completed His ''Tour of Duty''. In order to wear The Guard Badge permanently with One's Dress Uniform, a qualifying Solider needs to have been a Guard for 9-months of Service and be recommended for issuance by The Guard Commander (3rd Infantry). It is a rare issue of which only 700 have been issued since created. The Award is a Silver Device which is a Circular image of an Inverted Wreath (Mourning) – over the image of the actual Tomb Facade. The phrase ''HONOR GUARD'' is placed over The Tomb image. It is only worn on The Dress Uniform, located on the Left Lower Pocket of The Coat.