Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch (right), Sergeant of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), assists the Deputy Chief of the Turkish Generals, Republic of Turkey, Gen. Hulusi Akar, in laying a wreath at the Tomb, Mar. 21, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia)
Soldiers of the Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the remains of an unknown sailor to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Mar. 8. The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors were discovered in 2002, 150 years after the ship sank during the Civil War. The Monitor made history when the union ship fought the confederate CSS Virginia in the first battle between two ironclads on March 9, 1862. The sailors were buried in ANC with full military honors. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose Torres)
January proved to be a busy yet monumental month for the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) as our Soldiers spent countless hours rehearsing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. On Jan. 21 their hard work paid off. More than 400 Old Guard Soldiers supported inaugural events to include the parade, inaugural balls and the swearing in ceremony at the Capitol. However, even the rigorous schedule of the inauguration and weeks of preparation did not stop the dedication of these committed Soldiers. Soldiers still carried out the day-to-day missions of the regiment from preparing for ceremonial missions to painting newly acquired HMMWVs.