The U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, more popularly known as The Old Guard, received the Distinguished Service Medal during the 98th National Convention in Cincinnati.
The Army’s oldest active-duty infantry unit, The Old Guard is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the president, and also provides security for Washington, D.C., in time of national emergency or civil disturbance. The unit served in combat roles covering the Indian Wars, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Members of The Old Guard are part of a legacy dating back to 1784 … but current mission is to honor our fallen and represent the Army to the nation,” Regiment Commander Col. Jason T. Garkey said. “Receiving this honor from this distinguished organization is truly humbling.”

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