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October 16, 2001

NEWS MEDIA RELEASE TOMB GUARD REACHES "MOST WALKS EVER"
MILESTONE- 1,500 CHANGES OF THE GUARD

Sergeant Jeffrey Hojnacke PHOTO

A sentinel for the Tomb of the Unknowns will reach a milestone that no other tomb guard has on Wednesday,
October 17 at 4 p.m.

Sergeant Jeffrey Hojnacke, 3d U.S. Infantry, (The Old Guard) will walk for the 1500th time since May 1996. Hojnacke, of Pleasanthill, Oregon has been with The Old Guard since 1995 and will to leave the military to attend college.

"No other tomb guard is even close, " said Sergeant of the Guard, Sergeant First Class, Rolf Ronken.

The Old Guard Museum on Fort Myer, Virginia will place his uniform on permanent display.

Media wishing to cover this historical event should report to Memorial Drive, Arlington National Cemetery
between 3:30-3:45 p.m. For more information, call (202) 685-4645.

Posted: 21 October 2001