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Tonight a new college basketball champion will be crowned. The Old Guard has a long history of basketballs teams, dating back to the 1920s. Pictured here is the 4th Battalion 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment team, winners of the 1966-67 US Army Hawaii league championship. See more Old Guard basketball teams here: http://bit.ly/TOGBB
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"Archie Kruger - Best on the Post" is part of the inscription on this 1923 photo from Company "A" Hockey team at Fort Snelling. As the US Olympic Hockey team faces the Russian team today, what better day to celebrate hockey in the USA. See the full resolution copy here: http://flic.kr/p/k7iy2P
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The last leaflet we have in the Old Guard Bicentennial series focuses on the Commander-in-Chief's Guard. The leaflet has information about the original CINC Guard, Fort McNair, the uniforms and men of recreated CINC Guard. See the entire leaflet here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjR5y94Y
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The Old Guard itself was the focus on the fifth Bicentennial leaflet. In this leaflet, the public learned the roles of the Marching Platoons, Color Guards, Firing Parties and Casket Teams during ceremonies and funerals. See the entire leaflet here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjR5mc5c
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In 1976, the Old Guard prepared not only to celebrate the Bicentennial, but also for the increased visibility of the Regiment and its specialty units. A series of leaflets were produced that gave the public more information. The Caisson Platoon was #2 in the series and we will share the rest of leaflets we have during the remainder of January. See the whole leaflet: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjQNQzAV
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Today we remember Captain Michael D. Groves, who died 50 years ago today. CPT Groves served as Commander of Honor Guard Company, and served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Joint Honor Guard during President Kennedy's State Funeral. CPT Groves died unexpectedly at his home one week after the State Funeral at the age of 27.

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The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps has been delighting audiences for 54 years, starting on this day in 1960. The link (http://bit.ly/1fJhnKf) will take you to documents showing the creation and development of the Corps. Did you know equipping the first 36 members of the Corps costs under $10,000?
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Fifty years ago today, an awards ceremony was held to honor those who served with distinction during the Kennedy State Funeral. Thanks to "Corky" Ballard for sharing! This pamphlet names all those honored, see their names here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjSqRCtm
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The 2014 #Olympics start today, and to get in the mindset for the Winter Games the next shares show soldiers of the Old Guard taking part in winter intramural sports. Before the days of Army PT, soldiers took part in intramural sports to condition themselves.
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The next Bicentennial leaflet is about the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Topics covered in the leaflet are the uniforms, instruments, music and drill used by the Fife and Drum Corps. See the entire leaflet here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjR5qSBE
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Today is a special treat from 1973. This 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment recruiting video has segments focusing on Guns Platoon, Caisson Platoon, The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the Tomb of the Unknowns. The video gets a 70s feel when the United States Army Drill Team is shown. Scenes also features Spirit of America, Torchlight Tattoo and field exercises at Fort A.P. Hill. Thanks to Mike Holub who provided this to the museum, he even makes a cameo. This was from the beginning of the Volunteer Army (VOLAR) period, where the Army and the Old Guard had to make it self appeal to new recruits.

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When the unexpected word came in from Dallas that President Kennedy had died, it set into motion the training and professionalism that members of the Old Guard demonstrated throughout the State Funeral. The image below is the alert roster in use in 1963. Those on the list would be instrumental in honoring their fallen Commander-in Chief. See the full size image: http://flic.kr/p/hKvGYc #JFK
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The US Army's first Regiment!
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US Army's oldest infantry unit and official ceremonial unit.