Marine Demands Respect At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier

Submitted by: gary8162 5 years ago in Misc

Marine guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier demands silence and respect after hearing laughter.
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Male 5
not a marine. us army nco
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Male 408
dont make me use my bayonet! hey that would of rhymed had he added that.
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Female 340
amen!
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Female 1,236
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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Male 510
@uhmerikin Word.
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Male 876
That may be the most awesome STFU I have ever seen.
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Male 14,331
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Male 78
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Male 78
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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Male 1
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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Male 109
Word son!!
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Male 40,728
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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Male 39,885

@ duffytoler - that`s an officers uniform, not enlistedman. Officers don`t stand guard duty so what`s your point?
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Male 147
Request acknowledged.
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Male 510
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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Male 510
@chance31 I concure.

@shandy Being a Tomb Guard sounds like a huge commitment from what you describe.
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Male 2,737
Shaddup you!
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Male 197
I couldn`t do that. No one takes my loud-voice seriously.
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Male 1
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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Male 219
Well done sir. It`s a sad thing that he had to ask at all.
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Male 10,855
"Soldier Demands Respect at Tomb of Unkown Soldier."

Fix`d
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Male 3,431
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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Male 5,194
WRONG. Marines DO have pants with a yellow stripe! Here, want to see?


It`s the"Evening Dress"uniform.
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Male 17,511
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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Male 39,885

[quote]It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat. [/quote]
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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Male 3,908
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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Male 3,310
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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Male 3,482
[quote]And holding a gun full of blanks ain`t gonna help.[/quote]
No, but I`m sure the hand-to-hand combat training would.
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Male 3,310
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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Male 3,482
[quote]It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat.[/quote]
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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Male 3,482
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.

[quote]They take an oath not to drink or smoke the rest of their life upon being accepted into the Guard.[/quote]
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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Male 955
well done!
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Male 5,194
It LOOKS like a Marine dress uniform, the only real difference is the color of the hat.
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Male 1,449
Excellent, well done soldier.....
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Male 5,002
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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Male 5,189
Dayum. Problem solved.
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Male 1,010
What foot did he get up on this morning?
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Male 109
This is army not marine. i`m joining the army so i should know!
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Male 23
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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Male 2,419
Well done Sir.
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2,831
umm...k
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Male 2,796
""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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Male 2,796
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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Male 230
Yawn.
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Male 80
army not marine
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Male 2,441
I would not mess with that guy.
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Male 6,737
drating right.
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Male 645
bored...
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Male 272
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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Male 45
Random laughter is one thing, but if they were laughing at him, I would happily personally shoot them.
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Male 248
Oorah!
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Male 1
I`ve been there before and put a wreath on the tomb. Those guys mean srsbsns.
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Male 321
Damn skippy!
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Male 80
that is army not marine
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Male 1,803
Quite right too.
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Male 946
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