16 May '12, 1pm

FACT: @The_Old_Guard wears uniforms patterned after the Soldiers of 1784

To celebrate Twilight Tattoo on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the Pentagram is taking a look "behind the scenes" at elements of the Army's most popular outdoor ceremonial pageant. What is the significance of The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps uniforms and where do the Soldiers get their uniforms? The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is the oldest active infantry regiment with direct lineage to George Washington's original Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The Old Guard wears uniforms patterned after the Soldiers of 1784. They resemble the continental musicians' uniforms, and they are different than the continental Soldiers' uniforms. "When you see the Fife and Drum Corps marching smartly by, you are struck that they are wearing red coats like the British Army," said Kim Holien, JBM-HH historian. Holien explained how during the Revolutionary War, the...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/79850/

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