John Michael broke new ground when he published the “First” Calendar about the US Army’s 3d Infantry Regiment – “The Old Guard on Parade – 2009″ - The Escort to the President. Many have seen this regiment earlier this year as they led and participated in the Presidential Inauguration. Their ceremonial presence is only part of their story. After pouring through thousands of photographs taken primarily in 2009, a theme finally emerged to tell the story about these Soldiers that few people ever see.
Soldiers in this elite regiment are called upon to do a number of different missions on a daily basis… most of which the public never sees or is even aware. It’s hoped that the selection of these images provides a small glimpse of the varied assignments carried out and their contributions made as service to the United States of America…
Introducing for 2010 …
The most visible of The Old Guard Soldiers are the Tomb Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers within Arlington National Cemetery. Few people know of the Soldiers who have been trained in equestrian skills who are in the Caisson Platoon or those who fire the 21 Gun Salute in the Presidential Salute Battery (The Guns Platoon). This regiment, besides being rich in history and heritage (The Old Guard is the oldest infantry regiment in the US military) is also rich in talent and skills and is prepared to defend the United States of America.
Please click on the link above to be taken to order this calendar. For each calendar sold a donation will be made to “The Old Guard Ladies Association”
Separately, photos from the calendar are available for purchase from the Gallery section of John Michael’s website
Choice of THREE (3) sizes and choices of color of binding, the calendar represents another tribute to this historic regiment.
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