Today’s Badass: Arlington Cemetery Guard Showed Up For Work Despite Hurricane

(Photo Credit: Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr./U.S. Army)

If you’ve ever visited Arlington Cemetery near Washington, D.C., you can attest that the Tomb of the Unknowns–where unidentified soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam are buried–is one of the most powerful monuments. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, in charge of continuously guarding the tomb, takes its duty seriously… so seriously, in fact, that Hurricane Sandy is no excuse to take a day off. They haven’t walked away since 1937, and a little rain–you know, a foot of it–won’t stop them now.

We here at Guy Code, telecommuting like pansies today, salute these brave Americans. You can view more photographs on the Old Guard’s Facebook page.

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