NEWS MEDIA RELEASE — TOMB GUARD REACHES “MOST WALKS EVER”
MILESTONE- 1,500 CHANGES OF THE GUARD
A sentinel for the Tomb of the Unknowns will reach a milestone that no other tomb guard has on Wednesday,
October 17 at 4 p.m.
Sergeant Jeffrey Hojnacke, 3d U.S. Infantry, (The Old Guard) will walk for the 1500th time since May 1996. Hojnacke, of Pleasanthill, Oregon has been with The Old Guard since 1995 and will to leave the military to attend college.
“No other tomb guard is even close, ” said Sergeant of the Guard, Sergeant First Class, Rolf Ronken.
The Old Guard Museum on Fort Myer, Virginia will place his uniform on permanent display.
Media wishing to cover this historical event should report to Memorial Drive, Arlington National Cemetery
between 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard