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Description: A silver color metal badge 2 inches in width and 1 15/32 inches in height, consisting of an inverted open laurel wreath surmounted by a representation of the front elevation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the upper section containing the three figures of Peace, Victory, and Valor, the base bearing in two lines the words "HONOR GUARD", all in low relief.


a. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge will be authorized by the Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion (Reinforced), 3d U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), for wear by each member of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, during their assignment to that duty.

b. Effective 17 Dec 1963, the Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry, may authorize the wearing of the badge as a permanent part of the uniform for personnel who have served honorably for a minimum of 9 months, which need not be continuous, as a member of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and who are recommended by the Commanding Officer, Honor Guard Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry.

c. Complete criteria for this Identification Badge may be found in AR 600-8-22.

Date Approved: The Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification badge was established on 9 Sep 1957, by the Honorable Wilbur Brucker, Secretary of the Army.

Subdued Badge: Subdued badges are authorized in cloth. The cloth badge has olive green base cloth with the badge in black and olive green embroidery.

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