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Why does the old guard pass and review with fixed bayonets?

A

In remembrance of the successful bayonet charge of Cerro Gordo in the Mexican war of 1847

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What is the origin of the buff strap?

A

The black and tan buff strap worn on the shoulder by each member of the third infantry is a replica of the knapsack strap used by the 19 century predecessors of the unit to display distinctive colors and distinguishes members from other army units

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When was the old guard constituted?

A

3 June 1784

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For what wars has the old guard received campaign credit?

A

war 1812, the Mexican war , the civil war , the Indian war ,war with Spain the Philippines , World War II , Vietnam and global war on terrorism

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What is the old guard motto?

A

NOLI ME TANGERE

TOUCH ME NOT, don’t tread on me

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What does our distinctive unit insignia represent?

A

The infantry officers cock hat of 1784 with plume

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How many medal honor recipients have been members of the old guard?

A

4

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How did twilight tattoo begin?

A

British troops were summoned from local pubs back to the barracks by a drum and bugle call which told pub owner to turn taps off, the call came to mean taps off to the troops

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Early aerial reconnaissance took over fort Whipple at the behest of general Amiel weeks Whipple and led the formation of what aviation branch of the army?

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The Union Army balloon corps of 1861 to 1863

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Who is Selfridge gate named after?

A

Lieut. Thomas Selfridge the first US Army aviation fatality died in a crash with Orville Wright

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Why are tombstones in Jackson Circle sloped sharply to a point?

A

To prevent Union soldiers from sitting on Confederate tombstones