Plenty of Help to Getting to Final Walk

The Old Guard Journal

The attention to detail and precision required by soldier’s responsible for guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns Soldier requires an almost impossible level of discipline and dedication.

As the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said, “the soldier’s family is what makes him strong.”

It’s only with the help of one’s support system that make it a possibility.

Sgt. Steven A. Carr Jr., known as Andy to his family, was one of the select few that has the combination of selflessness, determination and support to be a tomb sentinel for almost three years.

On July 8, Carr Jr. made his last walk at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

This is a Sentinel’s last act in honoring the Unknowns in an official capacity.

Joined by his wife of two years, Ally B. Carr, Carr Jr. placed roses on four of the tombs as…

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