One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard)

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The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) recognizes and congratulates the newest graduates of the Basic Horsemanshi...
11/20/2020

The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) recognizes and congratulates the newest graduates of the Basic Horsemanship Course (BHC). Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, HHC, 1st Bn, 3d Inf Regt are required to complete this nine-week course which teaches the basics of horsemanship and ceremonial proficiency on horseback. Course completion is a prerequisite to earning the Military Horseman Identification Badge (MHIB). Additional prerequisites of the MHIB include completing 100 Armed Forces Full Honors Funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, serving honorably for a minimum of nine months in the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon and be recommended by the commander of One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard).

Join us in congratulating the newest recipients of the coveted Buff Strap! Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (Th...
11/20/2020

Join us in congratulating the newest recipients of the coveted Buff Strap! Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) were awarded the distinctive unit trimming during a Regimental Orientation Program (ROP) graduation ceremony on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. ROP is a three-week program designed to train new Soldiers in rifle movements, ceremonial marching, and uniform styles unique to The Old Guard.

(U.S. Army photos by Spc. Laura Stephens)

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11/13/2020

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On this nation’s 67th Veterans Day Observance, we recognize all Veterans who have served and continue to serve during war and peacetime in the U.S. Uniformed Services. It is our privilege to host the National Veterans Day Observance each year at Arlington National Cemetery.

Today, the U.S. Army Military District of Washington conducted a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A wreath was laid by President Donald J. Trump. Vice President Michael R. Pence and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie also participated in the ceremony. Additionally, First Lady Melania Trump, Second Lady Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump and Julia Bullard Wilkie observed the ceremony along with other invited attendees. All were greeted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, Commanding General, Military District of Washington, and Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Office of Army Cemeteries, Army National Military Cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery.

Veterans Day is a time of reflection and recognition. Therefore, please refrain from political remarks and focus on today’s observance and its meaning to our nation.

View all official Arlington National Cemetery photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arlingtonnatl/albums/72157716849372997

U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser.

Arlington National Cemetery
10/27/2020

Arlington National Cemetery

This afternoon, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon; soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); and the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own;” conducted modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Shurer was awarded the Medal of Honor October 1, 2018, for his actions as a Green Beret medic with 3rd Special Forces Group during the Battle of Shok Valley in northeastern Afghanistan April 6, 2008. He was part of a team sent to capture or kill several high-value members of the Hezb-e Islami al Gulbadin militant group.

Shurer received his bachelor’s degree in business economics from Washington State University where he stayed on to work towards a master’s degree. However, after the Sept. 11th attacks happened, Shurer (inspired by his parents who were both in the Air Force) joined the Army on Nov. 21, 2002.

Two years after enlisting, Shurer began Special Forces training to become a Green Beret. He passed the qualification course in June 2006 and was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.
Shurer deployed to Afghanistan from August 2006 to March 2007, then again from October 2007 to May 2008. It was during that second deployment that he earned his Medal of Honor.

Shurer passed away May 14, 2020, at the age of 41. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

U.S. Army Photos by Elizabeth Fraser

More photos from the service can be found here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arlingtonnatl/albums/72157716645270472

Today 30 September 2020 the class of 01-20 was awarded the Military Horseman Identification Badge (MHIB).  From left to ...
09/30/2020

Today 30 September 2020 the class of 01-20 was awarded the Military Horseman Identification Badge (MHIB). From left to right, Private First Class Reece Urban, Captain Jacob Miller, and Private First Class Jacob Smith. The MHIB is the least awarded badge in the U.S. Army. The Badge is worn behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge, which is the third least awarded badge, and in front of the Drill Sergeant badge. CPT Miller is one of few U.S. Army Officers to be awarded the MHIB. The Military Horseman Identification Badge recognizes United States Army Soldiers who have completed the nine-week Basic Horsemanship Course and served as a lead rider on the Caisson team, completed 100 Armed Forces Full Honors Funerals in Arlington National Cemetery, served honorably for a minimum of nine months, while assigned as a member of the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, HHC, 1st Bn, 3d Inf Regt (The Old Guard). They must also be recommended by the Commander, of 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The Ceremony was held in the Caisson Museum on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Virginia.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
09/29/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States in August 1993.

The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), along with our sister-service teammates, had the great honor and privilege to render honors for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg's remains lay in repose for two days at the Supreme Court Building prior to lying in state at the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.

One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) Bravo and Hotel Company executed a Department of the Army Retirement ...
09/24/2020

One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) Bravo and Hotel Company executed a Department of the Army Retirement modified Ceremony at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, VA. The Ceremony honored the service of 25 Army Retirees who will move on to the next chapter in their careers and lives. 24 Sept 2020

09/24/2020
US Army Military District of Washington

US Army Military District of Washington

Join us live from Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall for the September Department of the Army Retirement Ceremony conducted by the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The United States Army Band.
Today's ceremony is hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

On 9 September 2020 the Battalion (BN) Command Sergeant Major (CSM), CSM Carter completed his final mission in Arlington...
09/11/2020

On 9 September 2020 the Battalion (BN) Command Sergeant Major (CSM), CSM Carter completed his final mission in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), and ended with the honor of walking out of ANC for the last time as the BN CSM. CSM Carter was instrumental and loved within the One Legion BN. There was never any doubt of how much that love was returned as it was seen in all of his actions. He was a valuable member of One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard), and his presence on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall will be greatly missed! One Legion congratulates you on your upcoming retirement and thanks you for your 25 years of service!

09/10/2020
1-3 Change of Responsibility

Outgoing Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter relinquishes command to Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Stackpole in a Change of Responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, September 10, 2020.

The Soldiers of One Legion thank Command Sgt. Maj. Carter for his dedication to the mission and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Stackpole.

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a Change of Responsibility ...
09/10/2020

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a Change of Responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, September 10, 2020. During the ceremony, the outgoing Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Carter relinquished command to Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Stackpole.

On August 20th, 2020 One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) executed a Military Funeral with a modified Esco...
08/20/2020

On August 20th, 2020 One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) executed a Military Funeral with a modified Escort Ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). The Ceremony honored the service, sacrifice and return to the United States of Private First Class (PFC Karl Dye. PFC Dye was reported missing on July 16th, 1950, and after over 70 years he has finally been laid to rest in ANC.

A Korean Prisoner of War was returned to the United States on 18 AUG 2020. He died as a Prisoner of War in Korea on  16 ...
08/19/2020

A Korean Prisoner of War was returned to the United States on 18 AUG 2020. He died as a Prisoner of War in Korea on 16 JUL 1950. PFC Dye will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow. Soldiers from One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) had the distinct honor to recieve PFC Dye and render honors upon his arrival.

Today was truly a special day in Headquarters and headquarters 1st battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment. Lieutenant Miller, ...
08/14/2020

Today was truly a special day in Headquarters and headquarters 1st battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment. Lieutenant Miller, Jacob from the Caisson Platoon was promoted to Captain. Effective date 1 July 2020.Captain Miller waited till today to pin on Captain in order for his wife and family to be there. Major Mark Miller, Captain Miller's Proud father had the distint honor and privilege to promote his son to the rank of Captain.

Arlington National Cemetery
08/14/2020

Arlington National Cemetery

On Friday, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and a drummer and a bugler from the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” conducted modified military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Army Cpl. Henry Phillips in Section 60.

In late 1950, Phillips was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action Nov. 28, 1950, in the vicinity of Anju, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the war, returning American prisoners of war reported that Phillips had been captured and died at Prisoner of War Camp #5, on March 17, 1951.

In September 1954, during Operation Glory, North Korea returned remains reportedly recovered from Pyoktong, also known as Prisoner of War Camp 5, to the United Nations Command. One set of remains, Unknown X-13491, could not be identified and was buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as "the Punchbowl," in Honolulu.

On June 11, 2018, the Department of Defense disinterred Unknown X-13491 and sent the remains to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory for analysis.

To identify Phillips’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental, anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

His niece, Elvira Brooks, received the U.S. flag from his casket.

We honor his service.

(U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser)

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3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
08/14/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Congratulations to the top Non-Commissioned Officer and Junior Enlisted Soldier for winning the 2020 Old Guard Best Warrior Competition!

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
08/14/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Check out photos from Day 2 of The Old Guard's 2020 Best Warrior Competition!

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
08/14/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Eight Soldiers assigned to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) kick off Day 1 of the Best Warrior Competition. The multi-day event challenges Soldiers physically and mentally through a series of realistic, scenario-based, battle-focused evaluations. May the best Soldier WIN!

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
08/12/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

69 years after his death as a prisoner of war in North Korea, Cpl. Henry Lewis Phillips, 18, of Giles, Tennessee, is finally home.

Serving as an infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Phillips and his unit came under a massive counter-attack against U.N. and U.S. Forces by the Communist Chinese Army on November 27, 1950. The following day, as his company was overrun near the village of Kunu-Ri in vicinity of Chongchon River Valley, Phillips was taken as a prisoner of war in North Korea and died on March 17, 1951.

Phillips' remains were positively identified by Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency on September 17, 2019. On August 7, 2020, nearly 70 years since his death, Soldiers of The Old Guard had the distinct honor of bringing Phillips to his final resting place.

#WeNeverForget #TillTheyAllComeHome

07/08/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Welcome to the Caisson Stables! The stables have been closed to the public for tours due to COVID-19 so we thought we'd bring the tour to you.

On 30 June 2020, First Sergeant Kenneth Dyer relinquished responsibility of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, One L...
06/30/2020

On 30 June 2020, First Sergeant Kenneth Dyer relinquished responsibility of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, One Legion 1st BN, 3rd US INF REG, (The Old Guard) at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. The Battalion wishes First Sergeant Dyer success as he and his family transition to their next chapter.

06/14/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

The Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Chief of Staff of the Army James C. McConville and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston will lay a wreath to honor the Army's 245th Birthday.

#ServeWithHonor #ArmyBday

06/10/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

From the Battle of Lexington to the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight, U.S. Army Soldiers have answered our nation's call for 245 years.

Tonight we present a virtual Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo to honor the longstanding legacy of service, generation after generation.

Twilight Tattoo is a time-honored tradition that blends the precision and discipline of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) with the orchestral sounds of The U.S. Army Band as we share the history of the U.S. Army through the eyes of the American Soldier.

Share your Army Birthday wishes below!

05/28/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Live at Conmy Hall for the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment Change of Command Ceremony with incoming commander Lt. Col. Richard A. Towner and outgoing commander Lt. Col. Allen L. Kehoe.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
05/28/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Soldiers of The Old Guard conduct the Dignified Transfer of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Trevarius R. Bowman, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, May 23, 2020.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
05/28/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Join us live today at 1 p.m. for the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, Change of Command Ceremony between the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Richard A. Towner, and outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Allen L. Kehoe.

This week on Connection Point, Chaplain Joe Salem delivers a message on trust.
05/27/2020

This week on Connection Point, Chaplain Joe Salem delivers a message on trust.

05/27/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

This ceremony will start in less than an hour, please join us as we welcome our new Battalion Commander (CDR) and say our best wishes to our outgoing BN CDR.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Commander of One Legion 1st BN 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, you are cordially invited to The Change of Command Ceremony taking place (virtually) on Thursday, 28 May 2020 @ 1 PM. This event will be live streamed at:
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Welcome to the Official Facebook Fan page of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as "The Old Guard." It's the oldest active-duty infantry regiment in the Army.

On May 21 2020, Soldiers of "The Old Guard" had the humbling honor of placing the American Flag at every tomb stone in A...
05/22/2020

On May 21 2020, Soldiers of "The Old Guard" had the humbling honor of placing the American Flag at every tomb stone in Arlington National Cemetery. This privilege is reserved for Military members only as it is with gratitude and great pride they honor and remember those who served before them. This is done in preparation for Memorial Day. A day in which those who have died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on the last Monday in May.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
05/22/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

The Old Guard executes Flags-In to honor America's fallen heroes in Arlington National Cemetery. We remember our friends. We remember of husbands and wives, brothers and sisters. On Flags-In, we remember all. #FlagsIn

05/22/2020
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Soldiers from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place flags at every gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.

(U.S. Army video by Les Owen)

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In my humble opinion... The Most Honorable Responsibility ... on Earth
Was sent this Ceremonial Order from a former member of TOG back in 1977. This was for the Carter Inauguration departure ceremony at Andrews AFB for former POTUS Jerry and Betty Ford, Jan 20, 1977. Guns platoon was once a platoon under H co. Pretty interesting to see this! Such history.
OUTSTANDING!
I've been around alot of military. You guys are 1st class.
What’s going with thus firing line ?
One can only have so much admiration for these men and what they do. God Bless all of you.
I don't know if this is an appropriate thing to ask (let me know!), but... I was curious if anyone in contact with a veteran who served in Normandy during WWII? I would be so grateful to find one. 🙏💛🇲🇫️
Thank you to the men of One Legion who provided honors today at the funeral for MG (Ret) Michitsch. As always, your performance was flawless. His family and friends are grateful for your service and dedication.
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