Sacred Duty

[Epub] ➟ Sacred Duty  Author Tom Cotton –
  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Sacred Duty
  • Tom Cotton
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780062863171

About the Author: Tom Cotton

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Sacred Duty book, this is one of the most wanted Tom Cotton author readers around the world.

Sacred Duty NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Ode To Excellence An Inspiring Read For Every American Robert M GatesAn 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.

10 thoughts on “Sacred Duty

  1. says:

    This is an exceptional book very thorough and highly detailed on all aspects of the Old Guard s organization, operations, and environment It highlights the sincere dedication and deep pride felt by each of its soldiers and their families This is genuine and life altering, as the author who served with the Old Guard, knows personally Senator Cotton clearly emphasizes the sense of history and honor felt by the soldiers towards those who have served, those who are laid to rest at Arlington and those who mourn them There are no lengths too great to ensure proper honors are rendered and unit traditions upheld For those interested in organizational behavior and performance, the Old Guard is a perfect example of a high performing, world class, professional organization Every activity from recruitment selection to orientation to integration to testing to execution is focused upon sustaining excellence in a no mistakes once in a lifetime experience High standards, introduced from the beginning, by highly qualified and experienced unit members regardless of rank set expectations in the minds of new members Teamwork is inculcated immediately as these experts all work to help the new members succeed at training, inspections, and qualification tests All of these elements ensure not only today s success but continued success Full disclosure I was one of those officials who passed through the background working with the Old Guard from 2000 2002 I observed their excellence in numerous ...

  2. says:

    The Old Guard is a time honored tradition in providing respect, empathy, compassion, honor, and due diligence to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.This book describes what it takes to become part of this prestigious group of men, in time honored traditions, with dignity and respect for all.It s a book that discusses than just monitoring round the clock in all weather elements of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was truly a fascinating read but it also addresses the service provided to all funerals and the respect given to our fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery There s a section in there about the passing of our 41st President and the scurry to be there for him to give last respects in full glory.In depth details about the cemetery, the tomb, and the funerals is provided as well a...

  3. says:

    An amazing story of amazing people who sacrifice daily for the dignity and honor of this country s war dead and veterans The Old Guard has such a storied history that ties it to America and makes me proud to be an American and a veteran A very i...

  4. says:

    Senator Cotton is a former member of The Old Guard , which among its other duties provides the guard and watch at Arlington This book attempts to explain and capture all of the duties of every single unit of TOG While the book is very interesting, it s simultaneous fairly dull Way too m...

  5. says:

    Excellent behind the scenes of The Old Guard

  6. says:

    Great read Have a great perspective of Arlington and the people who are serving and have served there.

  7. says:

    Absolutely beautiful testament to our fallen heroes.

  8. says:

    Excellent read This book is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices our military makes daily The chapter about the Tomb Guards is especially touching.

  9. says:

    I wanted to read this book after I read an excerpt in Parade magazine several weeks ago Unfortunately, I believe the excerpt was perhaps the only interesting part of the book My first issue was his misue of military rank as a military retireee, this annoyed me to know end I could not believe the many times he used improper terms for different ranks bad enough when he did it with Air Force rank, but his consistent mistakes with Army ranks was beyond my thought process This could have been a great book, but repetition and the amount of minutiae was he paid per word forced me to return it at about the halfway point S...

  10. says:

    This should be required reading for high schoolers Sen Cotton has laid out all the history of Arlington National Cemetery,the Tomb of the Unknown, and the Old Guard How we honor our fallen soldiers shows how much we as a nation appreciate their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.Sen Cotton was a member of the Old Guard an...

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