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The Resource Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery, Tom Cotton

Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery, Tom Cotton

Label
Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery
Title
Sacred duty
Title remainder
a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Tom Cotton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton's Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of "The Old Guard," the revered U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor our country's fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America. Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment -- The Old Guard -- between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag-draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington's famed Section 60, "the saddest acre in America." He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation's history. America's oldest active-duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military-honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest. Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain. Every funeral is a no-fail, zero-defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private. In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment's soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor -- and the challenges -- of duty at the nation's "most sacred shrine." Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton's time at Arlington, part intimate profile of the today's soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cotton, Tom
Dewey number
  • 355.6/99092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA29 3d
LC item number
.C68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Cotton, Tom
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • United States
  • Military funerals
  • Military funerals
  • HISTORY / Military / Veterans
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • Military funerals
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery, Tom Cotton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: America's regiment -- Coming home -- America's first defenders -- "Honor, values, and tradition" -- Inside Arlington with the Old Guard -- Standing on ceremony -- The unknowns -- Epilogue: "The Old Guard never stops"
Control code
on1048946623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062863164
Lccn
2019006676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1048946623
Label
Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery, Tom Cotton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: America's regiment -- Coming home -- America's first defenders -- "Honor, values, and tradition" -- Inside Arlington with the Old Guard -- Standing on ceremony -- The unknowns -- Epilogue: "The Old Guard never stops"
Control code
on1048946623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062863164
Lccn
2019006676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1048946623

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