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Date: 11/12/11 09:54 AM

56 Responses to Marine Demands Respect At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier

  1. Profile photo of gary8162
    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Link: Marine Demands Respect At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier - Marine guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier demands silence and respect after hearing laughter.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Quite right too.
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    jakeman203 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:03 am
    that is army not marine
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Damn skippy!
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    PenguinFlame Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:06 am
    I`ve been there before and put a wreath on the tomb. Those guys mean srsbsns.
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    Sathon Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Oorah!
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    nogroupthink Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Random laughter is one thing, but if they were laughing at him, I would happily personally shoot them.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Change "demands" to "requests" and you have a proper summary of the video.
    "Demands" makes it sound as though the Marine used force/threats to obtain silence and respect from the crowd. Sorry to be a nitpick, but i see this more as a humble request.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:10 am
    bored...
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:11 am
    drating right.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:20 am
    I would not mess with that guy.
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    jakeman203 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:21 am
    army not marine
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    defiythelie Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Yawn.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Get it right and change the caption! The Army does very few things right and this is one of them. Personally I can`t stand the Army, but let`s give the proper credit where it is due. What complete void posted this caption without performing even the most basic fact check?

    dratING ANNOYING
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:46 am
    ""Demands" makes it sound as though the Marine used force/threats to obtain silence and respect from the crowd. Sorry to be a nitpick, but i see this more as a humble request."

    You obviosuly don`t know much about this post that this Soldier stands. Believe me, the menace in his tone and his demand would have been backed up by swift and decisive action if his DEMAND was not met.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 10:55 am
    umm...k
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 11:06 am
    Well done Sir.
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    zephyer Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 11:07 am
    He isn`t a marine. He is a member of the U.S. Army Old Guard. If you don`t know about them then google them.
    They take an oath not to drink or smoke the rest of their life upon being accepted into the Guard.
    They know about every Medal of Honor winner in Arlington.
    They take 21 steps on that carpet and have even held their post at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier even in huricannes.
    I`m glad he dressed them folks down.
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    356094 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 11:10 am
    This is army not marine. i`m joining the army so i should know!
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 11:10 am
    What foot did he get up on this morning?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    I was on Omaha beach in Normandy a few years back. There was a family on the beach laughing and playing. I got mad at first but it quickly hit me that I was watching what the fighting was about.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Excellent, well done soldier.....
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat.
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    well done!
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    That`s Army.

    Even if you didn`t know it was Army, you should at least have known it`s not Marines because the band on the side of a Marine`s pants is red.

    They take an oath not to drink or smoke the rest of their life upon being accepted into the Guard.
    This is false. Once they`re off duty, they`re off duty. Strict and regimented though they are, even the Old Guard doesn`t maintain such a tight grip over their personal lives. So long as it doesn`t completely disgrace the uniform, they`re allowed to live like normal men. Well, normal Army soldier men, at least.

    What I find disgraceful is that two AMERICANS are making these mistakes... Especially when they`re (so they claim) in their forties.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat.
    Make that three Americans in their forties...

    Marine`s make a big deal about the red stripe. It`s called the "Blood Stripe," and it (according to the stories) is meant to symbolize the blood shed by Marines in a battle during the Mexican-American War.

    Seriously people. I failed history class on three separate occasions, and I know this crap.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Well, he yells for some respect. Ask my old man how much that works out for him. And holding a gun full of blanks ain`t gonna help.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    And holding a gun full of blanks ain`t gonna help.
    No, but I`m sure the hand-to-hand combat training would.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    But that`s part of the plan. He comes and gets in a scuffle with me and my buddies sneak in and get the corpses.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    The Marine Corps does not guard the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, the Army does. (I`m an OEF/OIF USMC Vet) The Army Dress Uniform is similar to the Marine Corps Dress Blues
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat.
    HUGE differance. The red stripe on the trouser for the Marines {but only if it`s a non-com or higher}. There is no white shirt & tie for the Marines, and they have red piping. And the insignias and rank and white belt .... Totally differant.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Whodat is correct, the 3rd Regiment of the Army guards The Tomb and Arlington Cemetery, they are known as `The Old Guard` and it`s a high honor for a soldier to be selected for the duty.

    Btw, The Tomb, and the rest of Arlington Cemetery has cameras watching the grounds 24/7, it would be very unwise to attempt something stupid there.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    WRONG. Marines DO have pants with a yellow stripe! Here, want to see?


    It`s the"Evening Dress"uniform.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    I`ll bet the dumb asses making noise at the Tomb were arguing about whether the guard was in the Army or Marines.



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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 5:45 am
    "Soldier Demands Respect at Tomb of Unkown Soldier."

    Fix`d
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    chance13 Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2011 at 5:48 am
    Well done sir. It`s a sad thing that he had to ask at all.
  37. Profile photo of shandy
    shandy Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 6:32 am
    The people in the Tomb Guard are required not to swear, drink and a mess of other things, if they do, they loose the right to call themselves Tomb Guards (even for retired people) and if they are currently working there they get fired and relegated to some other unit. My friends that were stationed there said there are currently only around 300 peeps who are permitted to claim that they are Tomb Guards. I`ve also been told that new guards live in the building right behind where this was filmed, for somewhere around their first 6 months on the job (they really don`t even have free-time then).
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    MattyP Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 6:43 am
    I couldn`t do that. No one takes my loud-voice seriously.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Shaddup you!
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 8:42 am
    @chance31 I concure.

    @shandy Being a Tomb Guard sounds like a huge commitment from what you describe.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 9:02 am
    Oh, btw, that`s a Soldier, not a Marine. The Tomb Guards are U.S. Army, not United States Marine Corps.
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    FinkStinger Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Request acknowledged.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    @ duffytoler - that`s an officers uniform, not enlistedman. Officers don`t stand guard duty so what`s your point?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Not one of those British guards, who have to remain silent & stationary, eh?

    YOU! STFU or I`ll get midevil on your *ss! (lolz!)
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    Justahuman Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Word son!!
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    Chunksaflynn Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    It`s not an officers uniform but the Dress Blue of the US Army Enlisted/NCO. The markings on the sleeves and shoulders would be different and if taking the time to research, one could easily see the difference.
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    discardderek Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2011 at 9:32 am
    Chunksaflynn - thank you. As well, I noticed the "Marine" in the description. I was stationed at Ft Meyer for 2 years and can give you the breakdown on the Old Guard. Still amazes me how many people come there to the Tomb of the Unknowns and practice jackassery.
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    discardderek Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2011 at 9:34 am
    Honor Guard 3rd US Infantry
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Lol reminds me of this.
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    That may be the most awesome STFU I have ever seen.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    @uhmerikin Word.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    November 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    We went to DC recently. VERY few people spoke above a whisper while touring certain monuments. We went for Memorial Day weekend, so there were many Vets there--of course, mainly around the Korean & Vietnam memorials--and most people were very respectful. We took photos for a few Vets & their families & spoke to quite a few of them for a while. That meant a lot to us & we will never forget it.
    It boggles the mind that some folks would act as if they were at Disneyland! People who are behaving disrepectfully need to be confronted about it quickly & decisively. I guess this young man knows a thing or two about that. I thinks it`s a good thing that SOMEBODY still does.
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    kaybublz Female 18-29
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    November 15, 2011 at 1:30 am
    amen!
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    grapehead Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    dont make me use my bayonet! hey that would of rhymed had he added that.
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    Maxcannon Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    not a marine. us army nco

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