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Earning Tomb Guard Badge an honor for soldier

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/ap-earning-tomb-guard-badge-honor-093012/ Earning Tomb Guard Badge an honor for soldier By Jeremy Gray - The Birmingham News via the AP Posted : Sunday Sep 30, 2012 12:27:57 EDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The first time Army Sgt. Erik McGuire performed the elaborate guard-change ceremony for spectators at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, he worried he would make a mistake. “Getting out there in front of the crowd for the first time and that fear of messing up was tough,” McGuire said. “It takes time to get over that.” A 24-year-old Bessemer native, McGuire in August became the 603rd soldier awarded The Tomb Guard Badge since it was first issued in 1958. McGuire, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, is also the first military police in 11 years to be awarded that badge. It is the second-least-awarded military bad...

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