Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery.

by Cotton, Tom,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: On Order 20 copies
On Order (20)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Beechview Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Carrick Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Downtown and Business First Floor - Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Downtown and Business
 
Collection  First Floor - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Non-fiction ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - New Non-fiction
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Mt. Washington Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - South Side Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - West End Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Non-Fiction Collection ON ORDER
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction ON ORDER
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library ON ORDER
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection 
 
Status  ON ORDER
 
 
Summary

THEIR DUTY IS SACRED. THEIR STANDARD IS PERFECTION.

"An ode to excellence. An inspiring read for every American." --Robert M. Gates

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.

Additional Information
Subjects ordreq 01/10/19 xa
Publisher 20192019
Description p. cm.
ISBN 9780062863157
Other Classic View