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6 Misconceptions About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sentinels

Dedication. Precision. Perfection. These guards do it all. 

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1. Guards get the Tomb Guard Identification Badge immediately

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2. Sentinels have reached perfection

3. Sentinels can wear their badge forever

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4. Sentinels are never allowed to drink

5. Sentinels live under the tomb

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6. Sentinels are not allowed to curse